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Who Are We?

"Paint The Town Red" is a collaboration between two artists and teachers who also happen to be married to each other.


John and Leigh Dobson have a passion for teaching and for making art and want to share that passion with the people of Launceston. And if it also involves wine, well that's ok too. 

Leigh Dobson

Artist and Teacher

Leigh started painting over 20 years ago when a good friend invited her over for a catch up, a drink and to paint. From that first moment, she LOVED it and has been painting ever since.  Leigh wants other people to have the same joy and fun time that she first experienced 20 years ago.  Leigh is a Launceston local and has been a Teacher for over 20 years across all age groups (Kinder to Year 12).

John Dobson

Artist and Teacher

John was born and grew up in Launceston. He has always been interested in art and after finishing school he moved to Queensland where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast specialising in photography and graphic design. John has taught art at Launceston College for the past 10 years.


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