Beautiful Watercolors

Made with the finest papers and paints

Fine art prints

On Premium Giclee Paper

Cards

Folded Cards on Fine Art Linen Paper

Original Oil Paintings

     

About the artist

After high school, I served in the United States Navy on board the USS Silversides SSN 679, the 100th nuclear submarine. I graduated with distinction from Naval Submarine School and was awarded Silver Dolphins and the Battle E Ribbon in 1978.

My training in botanical art started as an undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University making detailed drawings of plant anatomy, plant morphology, and trees and woody shrubs. At this time I took a course in botanical illustration at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. I went on to earn a BS in Biology from Eastern Michigan University (1986) and an MS in Botany from Clemson University (1989). My interest in nature led him to work as a horticulturist at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, designing and managing nature preserves for The Nature Conservancy, and teaching at Washtenaw Community College, Clemson University, Midlands Technical College, and Spring Valley High School. As a teacher, I developed an arts-based curriculum for biology and environmental science classes that taught students to use drawing and watercolor painting as ways to carefully observe and record the natural world. 

In 2019, I became a full time freelance artist. Currently I am an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Fairfield Glade Art Guild.

I hope you enjoy looking through the portfolio of my collected works. Under each tile is a collection of works grouped by theme.  Most of the art on my website is for sale and listed in the Shop & Products section of this website. Cards and prints of my work are available, just ask for a quote. They are printed based on demand.  I also do works on commission. Feel free to contact me at “dalesobloart@gmail.com”. 

Thank you for visiting my gallery.

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