Meet Bebe Baldwin: Laurel's Talented Watercolorist.
Bebe Baldwin is a watercolorist from Laurel, Mississippi. She has painted in oils and enjoys drawing with pen and ink; she has settled chiefly on watercolors because of their light, airy atmosphere, spontaneity, and challenging nature.
Later in life, Baldwin first studied watercolors with Ray Fielder, a former teacher at the Memphis Academy of Art now living in Laurel. She studied for several years at Jones County Junior College (now Jones College) with Jerry Jones in Art and Design, Byron Myrick in ceramics, and Beverly Dennis in printmaking.
Bebe has also participated in numerous workshops with noted artists, including Wyatt Waters, a well-known Mississippi watercolorist, and Eleanor Hughes at Covenant School for the Arts in Jackson, Mississippi.
She has had shows at the Laurel YWCO and JCJC, including one with Michael Ross. She has contributed to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art fundraisers and the Art of Healing for South Central Regional Medical Center.
Bebe was born in Tennessee and grew up in Jackson, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and married Jim Baldwin, a retired dentist. This remarkable artist is also the mother of three sons, one daughter, and a grandmother to many.
Bebe Baldwin's mission for life is to "Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God; watch for His works; be alert for signs of His presence. Remember the world of wonders he has made." Psalms 105:3-5