Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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

 Suburban Sketchers
Plein Air Exhibit
September 7 - October 13
Opening Reception Saturday, September 9, 6 - 8 pm
Delta Gallery, Brentwood CA

I'll have several paintings in this exhibit showcasing the work of our local plein air group, Suburban Sketchers. For information visit

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hagemann Homestead

"Hagemann Homestead", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
This lovely farmhouse and garden are part of the historic Hagemann Ranch in Livermore, California. In the midst of a bustling suburban neighborhood this peaceful oasis feels like a step back in time.

Hagemann Ranch Corn

"Hagemann Ranch Corn", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Painted this at the historic Hagemann Ranch in Livermore, California. This beautiful sunflower and vegetable garden is lovingly tended by a local group of young adults.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Delta Spirit

"Delta Spirit", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I love the twirling, rippling reflection of shoreline trees in the quiet waters of Big Break Marina along the San Joaquin River in Northern California. Here they are expressed in joyful, vibrant color!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Diablo from Benicia

"Diablo from Benicia", acrylic on canvas 8" x 24", © Nancy Roberts
I painted this from the shoreline in Benicia, California, looking toward Mt. Diablo. I always love the views from this beautiful area along the Carquinez Strait.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


"Cranes", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I painted this view from the Alameda shoreline, looking across the estuary to the Port of Oakland. Love these magnificent cranes!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Garden Baroque

"Garden Baroque", acrylic on canvas, 24" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's a playful plantscape I started in the Ruth Bancroft Garden and finished in my studio while listening to some glorious Baroque music. The flowering stalks are Puyas and the rest is pure fantasy!