Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Current Exhibits
I'm honored to have work in these current shows.  Click on exhibit titles for details.

Bay Area Life 2018Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek CA, May 12 - June 23.
60th Stockton Art League Juried ExhibitionThe Haggin Museum, Stockton CA, May 17 - July 15. My painting "Filoli Unknotted" has received the First Place Award in the Acrylic Category, and "Solstice" has received an Honorable Mention.
Art Between the Lineswork by members of the California Art Club's San Francisco Chapter. The Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame CA, April 29 - July 8.  My painting "Desert Tapestry" has received the Associate Award.
Paint the TownBenicia City Hall, Benicia CA, April 23 - July 12.
Suburban Sketchers Plein Air ExhibitBrentwood Community Center, Brentwood CA, May 4 - June 29.

Upcoming Events

Benicia Plein Air Paint-Out,  Benicia Plein Air Gallery, August 25, 2018.
Borrego Art Institute 13th Annual Plein Air Invitational, March 3 - April 1, 2019.

I love working from life, but reality is just a jumping-off point for me. The essence of the scene inspires my initial drawing, and then I take the design in exciting new directions with energized color, dancing shapes and rhythmic patterns. Unfolding with a life of its own, each new painting is a joyful exploration!
Nancy Roberts is a professional artist, art instructor and retired architect. Painting in acrylic, oil and pastel she enjoys seeing the world through slightly quirky eyes. Her work has garnered many awards and is included in collections across the country. You can see her work at Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek CA, Delta Gallery in Brentwood CA and online at Daily Paintworks. You can also purchase her prints, cards and gift items at Fine Art America

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Lake Del Valle

"Lake Del Valle", acrylic on canvas 12" x 16", © Nancy Roberts
Lake Del Valle is the centerpiece of Del Valle Regional Park, a beautiful nature preserve tucked into the East Bay hills just south of Livermore. It was a joy to paint there on a sparkling -- and very windy! -- early June day.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Amador Flower Farm

"Amador Flower Farm", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Painted at the beautiful Amador Flower Farm in Northern California. Abundant rows of colorful day lilies are set among heritage oaks in this gorgeous gold country setting.

Pageo Lavender Farm

"Pageo Lavender Farm", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
It was a joy to paint at the colorful -- and fragrant! -- Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, California.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mission Trails

"Mission Trails", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Mission Trails Regional Park is a wild and rugged nature preserve on the outskirts of San Diego, California. It was a joy painting in this serene desert environment.

Monday, May 14, 2018

China Camp

"China Camp", Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
China Camp is a beautiful state park nestled along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a joy to paint with friends at this peaceful cove on a sparkling Bay Area day.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


"Silos", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Massive concrete silos stand guard over Benicia's bustling port scene. On the day I was there two huge cargo ships were unloading a flock of shiny new cars. This painting will be part of the "Paint the Town" exhibit featured at Benicia City Hall through mid-July.