Catherine Bobkoski

Is a fine artist based in Los Angeles

Catherine Bobkoski is a still life and figurative artist whose work celebrates the quiet beauty of ordinary things. Her delicate paintings of flowers are exhibited nationally, including at the Oil Painters of America 2021 National Juried Exhibition.


Catherine also enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of painting with others. She is a sought-after painting instructor and teaches at many art schools throughout Southern California, including Art Mentors, Creative Arts Group, Situ Academy and The Watts Atelier, where she began as a student many years ago.


Catherine began studying drawing and painting at The Watts Atelier in Encinitas, California and later at Grand Central Academy and New York University in New York City. She has also studied with many inspiring artists along the way, including Daniel Keys, Dustin Van Wechel, Vadim Zang and Ignat Ignatov.

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Teaching experience

Selected Exhibitions

Designed detailed drawing and oil painting curriculums and learning plans for adult learners of all experience levels. Lead classes with frequent demonstrations, Keynote lectures, and detailed instruction. Topics included: oil painting fundaments, still life painting, color theory and color harmony, painting flowers from life, painting from the masters, expressive painting in charcoal and oil, and portrait painting in charcoal and oil.


Instructor, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA, 2019 – Present.

Instructor, Situ Art Academy, Pasadena, CA, 2019 – Present.

Instructor, The Art Studio LLC, Westminster, CA, 2018 – Present.

Online Coach, New Masters Academy, 2017 – Present.

Instructor, The Watts Atelier, Encinitas, CA, 2012 – 2018.

Instructor, Art Mentors, Huntington Beach, CA, 2017-2018.

Online Coach, The Watts Atelier Online, Encinitas, CA, 2014 – 2017.

Lead Instructor, Carlsbad Art Farm, Carlsbad, CA, 2011 – 2018.

2021 – California Center for the Arts – “OPA- 30th National Juried Exhibition” Escondido, CA.

2020 – Creative Arts Group “Faculty Show 2020” Sierra Madre, CA.

2019 – Randy Higbee Gallery “10th Annual 6” Squared Exhibition” Costa Mesa, CA.

2019 – Sorrel Sky Gallery “OPA – Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils” Santa Fe, NM.

2019 – LA County Arboretum “CAC- Captured on Canvas: Painting at the LA Arboretum” Arcadia, CA.

2018 – Studio 2817 “California Art Club - Small on the Wall for Fall” Newport Beach, CA.

2018 – Crooked Tree Arts Center – “OPA– Salon Show of Traditional Oils” Traverse City, MI.

2017 – Santa Paula Art Museum “California Art Club - Golden State Splendor” Santa Paula, CA.

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