Lorey Hobbs began painting in 1973 as a hobby. A catastrophic life experience in 1992 forced Hobbs to redefine both herself and her life goals. Through her intense period of personal contemplation she dedicated herself to her painting and began to exhibit her work. Still feeling restless, Hobbs made the decision to return to school to hone her skills and further define herself as a painter. She enrolled in the painting program at UCD. During her tenure at UCD, she was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship, a Formosa Fund Scholarship, and a Deborah & Larry Melnick Scholarship. In 2005, she was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting. She is also member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Hobbs served on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Arts Alliance, which merged in late 1998 with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
In 2008, Hobbs received her MFA from the Department of Art and Art History, at the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduation, she taught classes in drawing, painting and foundations as a graduate teaching assistant. In 2006, she received a scholarship from the Neuman Family Foundation and, in 2007, was the first student from the Department of Art and Art History to be awarded the Becker Foundation Fellowship.
Hobb’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, and she is currently represented by Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver. Her work is included in the corporate collections of First Bank of Denver, PinnaCol Assurance Company, ADT Corporation as well as numerous regional and national private collections.
Hobb's painting above: "Screams of Consciousness II", Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 18"