Present


Mystery & Mayhem

July 1 – July 29

Two person show featuring the works of Laura Atkins & Bob Dob

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, JULY 1ST | 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Mystery & Mayhem presents two artists who’s work differs visually but shares a common ground in content.

Curiosity and mystery is always present in the work of Laura Atkins while Bob Dob explores satirical whimsy in his characters and setting not unlike comic book super heroes.


Bob Dob was born and raised in the once lazy beach town of Hermosa Beach California. After his childhood dream of becoming a pro baseball player was taken from him due to a battle with cancer he gravitated towards music and art. Playing in a punk band for 10 years named Lunacy, the exposure to the music scene in Los Angeles would have great influence on his art. While focusing on music theory at a local community college Bob began taking drawing and painting classes. Eventually his interest in art took over and he transferred to Otis College of Art and Design in 1998 where he earned his Bachelors Fine Art Degree in illustration. After graduation in 2001 he freelanced working for such clients as The Fox Family Channel, Aflac, Kraft, Intel, The Village Voice, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Random House Publishing, and numerous editorial magazines. He has since participated in solo and group shows at galleries throughout the United States and Europe. He is always working on his next solo show and freelancing as an illustrator. He recently started a children’s clothing line called Imp Clothing, which celebrates the mischief in every child. Bob now lives in Hermosa’s neighbor city of Redondo Beach where he draws, paints, and drinks coffee all day. Occasionally distracted by his 3 children, including twins that were born June 2009. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Laura Atkins: Working primarily in oils, Laura’s paintings are often described as haunting and addictive. Her atmospheric vignettes are filled with metaphors, and her subjects could be said to have a timelessness. Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently been a studio assistant to her Mentor, Portrait Artist Leslie Adams. She has attended David Gray’s Portrait workshop and continues to study the Art of the Masters in the Detroit Institute of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art. Laura has often stated that she feels she is living in a modern day Renaissance as there are some very wonderful living Artists, that she admires.

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