Thursday, January 17, 2019




I'm excited to be one of the artists participating in the Borrego Art Institute's 13th Annual Plein Air Invitational, coming up March 4 - 9 in Borrego Springs, California! The plein air event will continue with an exhibit through March 31. Learn more at  Borrego Art Institute 13th Annual Plein Air Invitational
Galleries
Benicia Plein Air Gallery
   Benicia CA
Valley Art Gallery   Walnut Creek CA
Delta Gallery   Brentwood CA
Daily Paintworks   online

Current Exhibits
January Collection   Benicia Plein Air Gallery
A Winter's Tale  Bankhead Theater Gallery, Livermore CA, Jan 10 - Mar 5, 2019

Upcoming Exhibits
Art of a Community 2019  Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, Jan 26 - Feb 24, 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 the Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia CA,  Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek CA, Delta Gallery in Brentwood CA and online at Daily Paintworks.

You can also now order prints and gift items featuring my artwork through Fine Art America. Click here to visit my FAA shop: Nancy Roberts Art Collections



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Monday, January 7, 2019

Black Diamond Winter

"Black Diamond Winter", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I've been enjoying my studio time during this cold weather. Finished this one today, started at Black Diamond a few months ago. Hoping to convey the feeling of a mysterious terrain mantled in subdued colors and icy light.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Mitchell Canyon

"Mitchell Canyon", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Happy New Year!

Started this painting alongside Judith Kunzle and Samantha McNally, and finished in my studio today. Mitchell Canyon is a trailhead in Mt. Diablo State Park with beautiful views up the mountain's northern slopes. I love the gentle rhythm of the foothill ridges folding back and forth as they climb toward the summit.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mid-Winter Improv

"Mid-Winter Improv", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Started from life, finished in fantasy. I needed a little mid-winter cheer! My model was a beautiful tree at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, California.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Rose Hill Journey


"Rose Hill Journey", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Rose Hill is a historic cemetery tucked into the hills of Black Diamond Mines, once the site of thriving coal mines and now a beautiful regional preserve in Northern California.  Crumbling headstones dot the terrain and ancient Cypress trees  connect earth and sky.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Some Enchanted Evening



"Some Enchanted Evening", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I started this at a real farm in Brentwood, but as I worked it morphed into a moonlit labyrinth. I love combining plein air with fantasy!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

October Garden

"October Garden", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Fall color in the Ruth Bancroft Garden means hot pink, turquoise blue, and every shade of green you can imagine. An artist's delight!