Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exhibits and Bio

57th Annual Spring Show, Lodi
May 5 - May 19
Lodi Community Art Center
Two of my paintings have been juried into this popular annual exhibit in Lodi, California.  For information visit http://www.lodiartcenter.org/

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

Expressions! Selections
March 25 - April 29
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

My painting "Garden Spirit" is part of this special exhibit at the beautiful Grand Theatre Art Gallery in Tracy, California. For more information visit http://atthegrand.org


"New Terrain", acrylic on paper 23" x 17", © Nancy Roberts

Different Perspective
California Watercolor Association Exhibit
Delta Gallery
April 1 - 30th

Three of my acrylic paintings are part of this outstanding CWA show at Delta Gallery in Brentwood, California.  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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Garden Tapestry

"Garden Tapestry", Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Another joyful day in the Ruth Bancroft Garden!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dream Garden

"Dream Garden", acrylic on canvas, 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I love painting at the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The wonderful array of cacti and succulents present an ever-changing palette of glorious color, shapes and patterns. An artist's dream!

Monday, April 3, 2017


"Flowerfall", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I painted this on a quiet afternoon at Filoli, a beautiful historic estate in the woodlands just south of San Francisco. The meadow was a sea of yellow wildflowers, and in my mind's eye a cascade of flowers came rushing down the hills to meet them. A flowerfall!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Orchard Morning

"Orchard Morning", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12" © Nancy Roberts
Every Spring these gnarly old peach trees come to life with the most glorious pink blossoms.  It's always a joy to paint in this orchard in Brentwood, California.

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!