Holiday Marketplace Spotlight: Bobby Goldsmith & The Cake Guy


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Bobby Goldsmith, Mississippi 

Bobby Goldsmith was born in Oklahoma and has been residing in Mississippi for the past decade. Capturing the scenes from these two uniquely different landscapes in graphite pencil has become his passion.

His style of art is realism, to say the least. He finds joy in all the little details and loves to “wow” the viewer. Next to his love for realism is his fixation on black and white. He is blown away by how one can create an image just by changing values. To him, black and white is calming. The third element of his style is nature, of course. He hopes the time he spends exploring the great outdoors and composing the images will be felt by the viewer. Bobby’s greatest achievement is to know that his work touches the viewers the way it touches him.

His methods for producing such realistic pieces are a bit unconventional. He starts by drawing on a primed board instead of paper. A combination of graphite powder and pencils, along with a long list of tools including erasers, brushes and even razor blades, are used to add move and remove the medium until the piece is complete. Archival varnish is then applied to protect the drawing eliminating the need for glass and allowing the warmth of the pieces to show through directly to the viewer.

Bobby Goldsmith Art
Bobby Goldsmith, Artist
Bobby Goldsmith Art
Bobby Goldsmith Art
Lionel Land, The Cake Guy, Tupelo, Mississippi
The Cake Guy is a local business and has been baking for 20 plus years. At their booth, they will have “Cake N-A Jar” and “Cookies N-A Jar” available for purchase. They make great teacher gifts, Christmas stocking stuffers or just a great gift for yourself. 
The Cake Guy
The Cake Guy Cookies
The Cake Guy “Cake N-A Jar”

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