Private Event: Paint and Wine with Bobbie Rich

We had the pleasure of having Bobbie Rich, a talented local Santa Monica artist, visit us at Upper West in our private dining space for an exciting Wine and Painting class.  Bobbie brought together 20 artists of all levels and walked them through a how-to painting session of a gorgeous Sunset & Palm Tree scene. All of the paintings looked amazing, and everyone had a wonderful time.

We enhanced the evening by serving both red and white wines, along with a few delicious treats from our kitchen including our Lamb Nachitos, and Burrata; a customer favorite.


Here is what some of the students had to say about the event:  

“We had a great girls’ night out painting with Bobbie at Upper West! The venue was perfect with big open windows letting in awesome natural light for us artists to paint our palm tree masterpieces. It was such a fun, chill night to tap into our creative sides while sipping on wine and munching on delicious bites in a hip restaurant on the cool side of town.” – Stella Park

“Upper West is my home away from home. All the staff goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. The light and breezy glass room, scrumptious appetizers and flowing wine made Upper West the perfect place to host Wine and Painting! Fingers crossed for more opportunities in the future! Sunday was an evening of laughter, creativity, and new friends.” – Bobbie Rich

“Wine and Painting was a fun night, Bobbie was a great teacher and explained each step to make everything so easy. Great wine selection and the food was delicious.” – Evette Preston


Bobbie is a full-time artist and art educator, always looking for new inspiration on her extensive travels.  Bobbie was originally drawn to the West Coast by the University of Southern California and promises of learning from accomplished artists, art and academic scholarships and the LA art scene.  Over a decade later, her art is featured in private collections in London, Florence, Kuwait, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and more.  She initially gained inspiration working in advertising.  Bobbie was entranced, yet repelled by the glossy images in magazines.  Her blind contour paintings transform sterile, perfect images into whimsical satire.  Bobbie’s latest muse is Botswana, Africa.  Bobbie draws inspiration from her personal travel photography and experience to create a unique mixed media vision.  Landscapes emerge as vistas of local African color and pattern with diverse, exotic oil painted animals.  Bobbie Rich is also exploring the use of glass, depicting people and wildlife in stained glass windows, mosaics and mixed media works.


About Private Dining Space

Upper West is the perfect venue to host your private event, from wedding rehearsals, business dinners, birthdays or special occasions we offer 3 different spaces to meet your event needs.  We offer customize prix fixe menus, AV, cordless microphone accessing speakers and remote power point.