February 2020

As we enter a New Year–2020- we look back upon 2019 with much joy as we review the 8 original paintings created by Virgia and Bob in 2019.  These fine works of art are all available for purchase online through Rainbow Art’s website at https://www.rainbowart-online.com

May 2019–Update


Bob and Virgia are doing their happy dance once again!

They both had a wonderful time Thursday, May 9th at the annual art reception and sale at Zions Bank in Boise, ID. and they each sold a painting couldn’t be happier!

Bob sold “Spring at Camas Prairie, ID” and Virgia sold “Checking the Calves at Camas Prairie, ID”

It certainly has been a good year for them so far.


December 2018–SEMA Art Show

These are pictures of Bob’s Artistry on a 1966 Ford Bronco which he painted on request as an entry into the SEMA Art Show.
Bob did all this artwork himself and it took him almost 3 months to do it.
Virgia helped a very small amount at the tail end because of the time-crunch, but not enough to be mentioned really, she says.

Bob used polyurethane (car paint) mixed professionally by a company that does car paint. The company matched it the paint to the colors Bob mixed up with his oil paints.

This was done a different manner than traditional air-brushing. Hence, using regular artist’s paint brushes rather than air-brushing. To place in the SEMA Art Show it needed to be complete and the car needed to run.
Bob’s part–the painting–was complete, but the car didn’t run. So it couldn’t be entered in the competition, but it was parked and shown-off.

To Bob, it was a challenge. He may never do it again, but he met the challenge this time.

All the scenes are Idaho. and it’s a great representation of Idaho.

There is a rainbow on the painting of Shoshone Falls on the hood, and the bridge on the tail-gate is Rainbow Bridge and it was painted by Bob representing Rainbow Art.

Very well done, Bob! Congratulations on your fine work!

October 2018 Updates

Latest News from Virgia and Bob

Virgia and Bob attended the 3rd annual Hospice Visions Art Show which was held on
Friday, October 12, at the newest hotel in Twin Falls, ID—the Hilton Garden Inn.
Virgia and Bob were juried in for 13 paintings and they were sure looking forward to the show!

Also, Bob is painting on a Bronco (automobile) that will be presented at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the end of this month.
His paintings are beautiful, and represent Idaho. He has been taking pictures with his phone and perhaps will be able to share some soon to post on here. This show is a really big deal!   We’ll keep you posted on this one!

September 2018 Update

Bob and Virgia have had a very good year!  Bob and Virgia are always working on new paintings and have sold many new and older paintings this year!  Congratulations to them!

Virgia’s show at St. Alphonsus Hospital is over and her 21 paintings that were displayed there while she was “Artist of the Month” have made it safely home.
Bob and Virgia will be at Carl Miller Park Saturday, September 8th for Air Force Appreciation Day and are looking forward to it.
This is where they show their prints for sale.

Their last show of the season is to be in Twin Falls, Idaho for Hospice Visions. It will be in October and will be held at the newest Hotel there in Twin Falls- the Hilton Gardens Hotel.  It’s spectacular from all accounts.
They will hear on 9/5/18 as to whether they have been accepted into the show which is to be a two day event.  The main evening kick-off is by invitation only, then the next day its open to the public. This is the third annual, and sounds like its to be bigger and better than ever.

August 2018 Update

Bob and Virgia West of Rainbow Art, Mountain Home, ID. have been so busy!
They have been very busy painting to keep their selection of paintings up for the shows they’ve entered.

Here is an Update on what they have been doing!

  • This summer, they did sell at Zions Bank annual art festival.
  • June they were in the Art and Roses art show in Boise
  • July 4th at Carl Miller Park, Mountain Home,
  • August at St. Alphonsus Hospital, where Virgia is Artist of the Month!
    She now has 21 paintings hanging all during the month of August in the Wall of Art show at St. Alphonsus Hospital.
  • In September, they will be at Air Force Appreciation Day 9/26 at Carl Miller Park, Mountain Home,
  • In October at Hospice Visions in Twin Falls which is the 3rd annual Hospice Visions “Best of the Best” Art Show that is to have an opening reception and exclusive private showing Thursday, 10/12/2018, from 5-9:00PM at the brand new Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls. The exhibit will then be open to the public for the next two days.

Bob Sold: “Dinner Time” “Koi Kaucus”, “#119 Desert Oasis”, “Cannon Beach – North, Oregon Coast”, “Wingnuts,” and “Trigger Time”

Virgia Sold: “The Harem” and “Alice Lake, ID” and many giclee’ prints of her art.

Bob’s painting of #119, Desert Oasis has been enlarged to 6′ X 8′ and is hanging as a sign on the outdoor wall of Stoecker Jewelers along side of Virgia’s “The Prospector” and the advertising for them has been tremendous.

If you are in the area of any of their shows, please do stop in and meet/greet them.

June 2018

Congratulations to Bob and Virgia!

Lots of Good News to share!

Bob and Virgia were invited to participate in the event of “Love & Peace – Multicultural Art Exhibition” put on by the AMERICA ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE [ www.caaausa.org ] also known as Chinese American Artists Association.
Bob submitted and was accepted and the Inauguration Ceremony of the Idaho Branch of America Arts Research Institute is to be next Thursday, June 7 at The Grove Hotel 245 Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702. They have great hopes for this event.
Also, Bob and Virgia were participants in the Zions Bank Art Show in Boise again this year and sold three of their paintings there.
Sold were: “Mt. Heyburn, ID” (one of Bob’s newer paintings), “Lunch at Camus Prairie, ID” (one of Virgia’s newer paintings), “The Bugler” (one of Virgia’s paintings)
Plus they participated in Crazy Dayz at Stoecker Jewelers in Mountain Home, ID. and sold another one! Bob sold “Shoshone Falls, 2017”
Bob’s train painting “#119 at the Desert Oasis” will hang on the side of Stoecker Jewelers building just like Virgia’s “Prospector” painting already does. It’s been enlarged to 6′ X 8′ and is beautiful.
They also had another show on June 3, “Art & Roses” at Julie Davis Park in Boise, ID.
Plus, Virgia has to have approximately 15 paintings ready for her art show at St. Alphonsus Hospital in August.
Student count is picking up too so they are really busy busy busy!

April 2018

A Couple of Exciting Updates regarding Virgia’s and Bob’s Art!

Virgia West looking up at her artwork “Cowboy Way” which is on display
on the building of Stoecker’s Jewelry Store in downtown Mountain Home, ID.
(Photos taken by Nita Pollard)

Also, we want to announce that Bob is a finalist in the NOAPS Competition. His painting “Spring Blossoms” is now in the show in Nashville, TN and is showing in Richland Art Gallery. NOAPS received 893 entries out of those, they chose 186 of which one is Bob’s. We are very proud of that for him!
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