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    This is Dr. Hobbs crowning achievement.  He had his painting on the cover of his favorite Train Magazine.  The original framed painting is in a private collection. 

  Hobbs painting was selected by author Shirley Harris to adorn this important book that documents the treasured past of Saskatchewan Train Station Gardens.

The Last Best West

Available March 2009

      In 1987, his painting was on the cover of the Canadian Medical Association Journal after winning a competition.  The painting entitled "The Journey" was part of him immigration series.

This painting appeared on the Canadian Medical Association Journal Magazine on January 15, 1986



"Passionately preserving prairie history and enjoying every minute of it."


"The Deloraine Station was one of the most interesting stations in Manitoba." 

--Deloraine Times & Star, Dec. 7, 2002

Globe and Mail

Bill Hobbs with his painting depicting Queen Elizabeth II’s 1970 stopover in La Broquerie, based on a photo that is notable for its casual feel.

Painter's work fit for visiting monarch

Brandon artist's depiction of '70 trip to be gift to Queen

By: Bill Redekop

11/06/2010 1:00

THERE'S a little Rembrandt in paintings by Bill Hobbs and spectators always look for it.

-- Winnipeg Free Press, November 2006 

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                 "If you are an artist, you can't be kept down.  This is what I love to do.  I love to paint."

--Country Crossroads January 4, 2007


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--Portage La Prairie "The Daily Graphic"

January 10, 2005

"During the German bombing blitz of Great Britain between 1940 and 1941, he was evacuated along with his family to                    the southwest of England to Penzance, in Cornwall County.  It was here as a youngster Dr. Hobbs fell in love with the railroad.

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                         Brandon Sun 2004

                  The Recorder April 27, 2002

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                                The Brandon Sun

                        The Regina Leader Post

                  Double Heritage Award Winner

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