Thursday, May 25, 2017

Welcome!


To view and purchase my work, visit my gallery on Daily Paintworks


"Fire Escapes", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Alameda County Fair
June 16 - July 9

I'm pleased that my painting "Fire Escapes" has received an Honorable Mention award at the Alameda County Fair's Fine Art Exhibit this year. Three more of my paintings are also part of the exhibit. For information visit http://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/





 



California Plein Air Painters
Online Exhibit and Showcase
through June 30

Three of my paintings are part of this juried online exhibit. To view the show visit Online Juried Shows.
 


 
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 online at
 
Nancy's studio is in Oakley, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  To contact her please e-mail nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net.
 
 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Marsh Creek Trail


"Marsh Creek Trail", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

This lovely spot is just off Delta Road in Brentwood, CA.  I started the painting on location a while ago and finished it up today.

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. With its amazing collection of cacti and succulents the garden is an ever-changing palette of glorious color, shapes and patterns. An artist's dream!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Flowerfall


"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.