Saturday, May 18, 2019

Welcome!


Exhibits
Lookin' Out My Back Door, Main Street Arts Gallery, Martinez CA, May 3 - May 31. Honored that my painting "Spring Cherry Blossoms" has won the First Place award in this beautiful exhibit of plein air work by Bay Area artists.



Nancy Roberts: Altogether Different,  Firehouse Arts Center Hallway Gallery,  Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA, April 19 - May 29.  Ten of my recent acrylic landscapes are featured in the ground floor hallway and in the second floor lobby.

Bay Area Parks: Outdoor Treasures, a California Art Club Exhibition at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton CA, June 14 - July 20. Reception Saturday, June 15, 1 - 3 pm. My painting "Above Ground, Black Diamond Mines" has been juried into this exhibit featuring work by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the California Art Club.

Galleries
Benicia Plein Air Gallery   Benicia CA
Valley Art Gallery  Walnut Creek CA
Daily Paintworks   online

Demos
Plein Air Acrylic Painting Demonstration, Concord Art Association meeting, Saturday, July 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Concord Library, 2900 Salvio St, Concord, CA 94519. Open to the public, admission is free.

Bay Area artist Nancy Roberts is known for her bold use of color, dynamic design and inventive, slightly quirky style.  She loves working from life but thinks of reality as just a jumping-off point.

"I start by paring a thing down to its essence," she says, "then respond to its spirit with energized color and pattern." She enjoys letting a painting unfold with a life of its own, taking unexpected twists and turns and revealing hidden secrets with its own language.  Her crisp lines and joyful color put a fresh new spin on the landscape tradition.

An avid plein air painter, popular art instructor and retired architect, Nancy is represented by Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia, CA,Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, and online at www.DailyPaintworks.comYou can order prints and gift items featuring Nancy's artwork through her shop on Fine Art America
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Contact her at nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net
  
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Quiet Cove, Benicia



"Quiet Cove, Benicia", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
At this lovely cove nestled into a quiet Benicia neighborhood, a decaying old fishing pier zigzags its way out into deep water and the sundrenched hills of Contra Costa shimmer across the Carquinez Strait. At low tide the old timbers cast an intricate, lacy pattern of reflections.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Benicia Open Studios 2019


Benicia Open Studios
Sat & Sun, May 4 & 5

Please drop by and see me at Benicia Plein Air Gallery this weekend during Benicia Open Studios!  My show "Color Journeys" is still up and I'll be there both days doing an informal acrylic painting demo and chatting with visitors. I'm Artist Number 7 on the Open Studios map. Click here for the guide: Benicia Open Studios 2019 Catalog

Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First St., is in the heart of historic downtown Benicia. Learn more at www.BeniciaPleinAir.com.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mitchell Canyon Revisited



"Mitchell Canyon", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's a newly-revised version of a painting I started a few months ago at Mitchell Canyon, a beautiful valley at the base of Mt. Diablo in Northern California. I liked the painting's structure, but felt it needed some lightening and brightening to really bring it to life.  I love having the freedom to give my paintings a make-over when they ask for it!

Monday, April 15, 2019

March Peach Trees


"March Peach Trees", acrylic on canvas 12" x 16", © Nancy Roberts

Every year the peach orchards in Brentwood burst into bloom with spectacular pink flowers. It was a joy to paint there with friends on a sunny Spring day!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Color Journeys


I'm happy with my new show "Color Journeys" at Benicia Plein Air Gallery! My opening reception is this Saturday, April 6 from 4 to 6 pm. If you're in the Bay Area this weekend I hope you'll drop by!  "Color Journeys" runs through May 5 at Benicia Pleiln Air Gallery, 307 First St. in historic downtown Benicia, CA 94510, open Thursdays through Sundays noon to 6 pm. Learn more at www.BeniciaPleinAir.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

Diablo Between Storms


"Diablo Between Storms", acrylic on canvas 4" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

A rare chilly day in East Contra Costa County, with storm clouds hovering around Mt. Diablo. Snow from the night before was melting before my eyes as I painted this view from my studio window!