An exhibition of paintings by Carpinteria artist Allison Gobbell is hanging at Zookers through Aug. 23, with a portion of all proceeds going to the Carpinteria Art Center. Gobbell has lived in Carpinteria for eight years, and grew up in Santa Barbara. She is married to J.J. Gobbell, and they have a house full of seven children.
Gobbell’s paintings feature birds, people and architecture, with scripture underneath and references to historic artists in some. “In the local art scene, I’m known as a bird painter,” Gobbell shared, “but my friends just call me that lady with seven children!” The artist also shared that she was “really happy to have an actual show put in place, as so many artists are having their shows canceled due to concerns with Covid-19. I think it lasted about 10 days where people could eat inside, but even though the food has to be served outdoors now, you can still go inside and look at the art. I’m really thankful we can still go out to eat and support local businesses right now, while staying safe.”