Jeanine Cobler, Artist/Painter

The human body and other forms from nature have a beauty that is irresistible to me.  I like to use these forms along with geometric shapes and lines, as the base or anchor for my paintings.  Colors, glazes, shapes, and textures are added.  As each element is applied, the composition is moved forward until the final balance is achieved.


Although my work is abstract, I incorporate representations of items from my everyday life and the world around me.  Cottonwood trees have a very special meaning to me, and many of my pieces contain impressions of cottonwood leaves and branches.


I have studied, enjoyed and collected the works of other artists for many years, and began to create my own works in 2002.  My Liberal Arts degree is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and I currently serve on the UMKC Friends of the Libraries Board.  I have studied at he Kansas City Art Institute, Johnson County Community College,, and with artists in Colorado, New York, and Kansas City, most recently with Robert Quackenbush at Studio Q.  I participate in the ArtsKC Now Showing Program, and am included in the Artist Files at the Spencer Art Reference Library at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.


For further information, or to see more of my art, check out my website,