Friday, October 18, 2019

Welcome!

Galleries
Representing Nancy Roberts

Cambria Gallery of Art
Cambria, California

Benicia Plein Air Gallery 

Benicia, California

Delta Gallery

Brentwood, California

Valley Art Gallery

Walnut Creek, California

Daily Paintworks   online



Bay Area artist Nancy Roberts is known for her bold use of color, dynamic design and inventive, slightly quirky style.  She loves working from life but thinks of reality as just a jumping-off point.

"I start by paring a thing down to its essence," she says, "then respond to its spirit with energized color and pattern." She enjoys letting a painting unfold with a life of its own, taking unexpected twists and turns and revealing hidden secrets with its own language.  Her crisp lines and joyful color put a fresh new spin on the landscape tradition.

An avid plein air painter, art instructor and retired architect, Nancy loves heading out with friends to paint the beauty of the Bay Area and Northern California. 

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Diablo Foothills

"Diablo Foothills", Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
This beautiful, peaceful valley nestles into the foothills of Mt. Diablo in Northern California.  On a hot, dry October day, Autumn color vibrated just beneath the surface and the calls of Peregrine falcons pierced the air.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Summer Haze, Lake Chabot


"Summer Haze, Lake Chabot," Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

On a hot, spare-the-air day in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Chabot and its cradle of hills were draped in a soft, smoggy haze. Marshy circles created a beautiful pattern across the water's surface.

Across the Strait

"Across the Strait", Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

All along Benicia's waterfront you get these fantastic views across the Carquinez Strait to the northern rim of Contra Costa County. The hills are still wild territory with a patchwork of tawny grass and rugged oaks that cast beautiful shadow patterns and reflections. Endless inspiration for painters!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

August Afternoon, Benicia


"August Afternoon, Benicia", Acrylic on Canvas 8" x 10", © Nancy Roberts
Painted with friends Judith Kunzle and Barbara Tapp at a cozy little beach along the Benicia shoreline.  It was so peaceful painting to the gentle sounds of lapping waves, distant trains, shorebirds, and families playing with their dogs. The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon!


Barbara Tapp (left) and Nancy Roberts at work.  Photo by Judith Kunzle.

My set-up.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Del Valle Spring


"Del Valle Spring", Acrylic on Linen 12" x 16", © Nancy Roberts
Lake Del Valle is the centerpiece of a beautiful regional park just south of Livermore in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the first sunny day after weeks of rain the lake sparkled with reflected color. It was a joy to paint in this lovely, peaceful location.

I started this one at the lake, but ran into some problems and decided to let it rest for awhile. After looking at it with fresh eyes this week I was finally able to pull it together.  Each painting is a puzzle!




Monday, August 12, 2019

Carquinez Afternoon


"Carquinez Afternoon", Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
The Carquinez Bridge frames a sparkling bay view from 9th Street Park in the lovely waterfront town of Benicia, California, just around the bend from San Francisco.