"One of my very favorite pieces is a 26-by-36-inch painting of a stack of four galvanized wash tubs," Bobo said. "I can feel the texture of those tubs in my fingertips when I look at the painting, and it's just magnificent.
"Lloyd and I have work from 45 Howard County artists in our home, so we've decided we must agree before adding more pieces, and we always agree on buying Alice's work."
Jean Aziz, a Columbia resident who has taken lessons from Webb for 15 years and owns some of her instructor's paintings, calls the classroom atmosphere "wonderfully supportive" and "like a family."
It's so enjoyable, Aziz said, that she even drops by to sip tea and chat with her fellow students on days when she doesn't feeling like painting.
"Sometimes you need to go there to talk and listen," she said. "Alice has this wonderful ability to help everyone find and define their artistic talent. Her own work is full of wonderful light and soul."
Aside from giving lessons, Webb keeps busy these days by helping to operate her husband's farm stand in front of their Centennial Lane home and making original etchings on a press in her basement studio.
"I tell Glen I'm never retiring and never moving away from here," she said, smiling but dead-serious. And luckily, he's not interested in retiring, either, she said.
"One of my sons said, 'Mom, you're famous!' when I told him about the exhibit. But my goal has never been fame; I just love what I do."
"Around the Beltway with The Baltimore Sun" is on display through Sept. 23 at the Art Department Gallery of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia.