Bobbie Ann Howell grew up in beautiful Lee Canyon, Nevada, a mountain community northwest of the Las Vegas valley. Born in a state that has dramatic contrasts from the desert valleys to high mountain vistas, from crowed urban centers to the open windswept spaces, each having long been a part of her life and in turn her art. Howell attended school in Indian Springs, and graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts is from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Drawing from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill. and she has been fine arts faculty at Steven F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and College of Southern Nevada, teaching sculpture, foundry, drawing, two and three dimensional design, and painting. She continues to teach workshops, and classes for a wide range of students from her studio, B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her works are in public and private collections, across the United States, and she presents in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country. Howell was part of the 2017 ArtPop Street Gallery in Las Vegas where one of her artworks was displayed on a billboard along Interstate 15 in Las Vegas, and she was awarded the 2018 Nevada Arts Council Visual Art Fellowship.