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B. Emerson Kitsman Navajo Landscape Painter

On the set of A Return Home - B. Emerson Kitsman works on a monumental painting
Emerson-Kitsman conducts a watercolor workshop at Stagecoach Elementary
B. Emerson Kitsman - "Spider Rock"

Name of Person: B. Emerson Kitsman


B. Emerson Kitsman is a Navajo artist living in Tohatchi, New Mexico. Bobbi is a plain air landscape painter and avid student of the land and geography of the Navajo Nation. She is also an accomplished print-maker, writer, and photographer. Emerson-Kitsman is also a teacher, always willing to do printmaking workshops and take interested students out into the landscape to learn about the history of the land and its people–and paint while you're there.

Full Explanation

Emerson Kitsman grew up in Church Rock, New Mexico and eventually Tohatchi, New Mexico where she now resides. She has roamed the furthest regions of the Navajo reservation, painting some of the most iconic places in Navajo country.

Bobbi has been an artist all her life, selling her first painting at the age of seven. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts as well as the University of New Mexico and Colorado. She works and resides in Tohatchi, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Masters Painters Group.

Bobbi has taught several workshops for local schools and interested individuals, including the local church in Tohatchi and schools in and around Gallup. In 2008, a documentary about her return to the reservation entitled A Return Home, was showcased at film festivals around the nation and was awarded the Governor's Cup Award later that year.

For More Information, Contact:

Bobbi Emerson-Kitsman
PO BOX 108,
(505) 713-9642

Lea Turner wrote on July 27, 2014: I am Australian your site was sent to me but my friend Michael Hofmann, Arizona and I just love what you do, come paint some Aussie landscapes we have some good ones.

Debbie Zuron, Massachusettes wrote on November 26, 2013: just watched doc. LOVE your painting. Do you have a website? 11/2013

J&S Vogelsang wrote on July 24, 2012: Still loving your "Sunset @ Diablo Canyon" painting!

Laurinda Nakai wrote on March 16, 2012: Happy to finally find you, glad you are still doing art ... "rindy"

Bill Truesdell wrote on March 16, 2012: Glad to see how well you're doing.

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elija wrote on April 12, 2011: messed that up I mean great painter, great artist!! (bit dyslexic)

elija wrote on April 12, 2011: great apinter, great artist!!

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Latitude: 35.858903900
Longitude: -108.761474900
Elevation: 6448 FT (1965 M)
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