Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Exhibits and Bio

Expressions! Selections
March 25 - April 29
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Reception Sat. March 25, 12 - 2 pm
I'm honored that my painting "Garden Spirit" has been selected to be part of this special exhibit at the beautiful Grand Theatre in Tracy. For more information visit http://atthegrand.org/MapDirections/


Delta Gallery
Spring Exhibit
through March 24
I have paintings and note cards at this beautiful gallery in the Streets of Brentwood shopping center.  For information visit www.DeltaGallery.com.
I like giving reality a little tweak -- improvising with color, streamlining shapes and weaving playful patterns. Unfolding with a life of its own, each new painting is a journey and a joy!

Nancy Roberts is a professional artist, art instructor and retired architect. Her paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor are in public and private collections across the country.  She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.  Career highlights so far have included the Carmel Art Festival, the Alameda Plein Air Paint-out, 14 years at the Scene on the Strait in Martinez and several recent solo exhibits at galleries in Brentwood and Antioch.

You can view and purchase Nancy's work at
Delta Gallery in Brentwood, California (bricks and mortar)
Daily Paintworks  (online)
Nancy's studio is in beautiful Oakley, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  To contact her please e-mail nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Orchard

"Spring Orchard", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Here's my favorite cherry orchard on Eureka Avenue in Brentwood, California.  On this crisp, sunny first day of Spring the trees were decked out in sparkling white blossoms and the gentle hum of bees created a zone of perfect peace.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Garden Party

"Garden Party", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's another painting inspired by the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Garden.  With its joyful color and fun, lively shapes this one feels like a party!

Purple Cows

"Purple Cows", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Well, they weren't really purple...   I painted this at Los Vaqueros Watershed last weekend on a gloriously sunny day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

E Ticket

"E Ticket", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

I started this at a paint-out last Saturday at Black Diamond Mines.  It was the first clear day after weeks of rain and the sunshine felt fantastic.  When my friend John Tullis saw my painting he exclaimed "That's an E ticket!"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Garden Spirit selected for Grand Theatre exhibit

"Garden Spirit", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

I'm honored that my painting "Garden Spirit" has been chosen to be part of the special Expressions! Selections exhibit coming up this Spring at the beautiful Grand Theatre Center of the Arts in Tracy, California!

This is an exclusive group of paintings selected by gallery curator William Wilson from the much larger collection of work comprising the Expressions! exhibit opening later this month at the Tracy Community Center. I'll have four paintings in that show as well, including "Garden Spirit."  Here are details of both exhibits:

2017 Expressions! Exhibit
hosted by the Tracy Art League
Tracy Community Center
February 18 - 24
Details at http://www.tracyartleague.org/

Expressions! Selections
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
March 25 - April 29
Details at http://atthegrand.org/MapDirections/

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


"Theresa", Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 8", © Nancy Roberts

Theresa is a beautiful model who posed for our group at the Lafayette Studio in December.  It was a joy to paint her.