Thursday, November 30, 2017


Here's something new! You can now purchase museum-quality prints, cards and gift items featuring my paintings through my shop at Fine Art America. A few select images are available now, and I'll be adding many more soon.  Check it out at

Gems IV
Arts Benicia
 December 2 - 22

 Exquisite, intricate, intimate works of art. My painting "Benicia Waterfront" will be part of this exhibit. Details at 
Joyful Color
Paintings by Nancy Roberts
Milinda Perry Gallery
Benicia, CA
January 1 - February 28, 2018
Reception Friday, January 19, 5 - 7 pm

Showcasing a colorful collection of my recent acrylic landscapes and cityscapes.  Milinda Perry Gallery, 117 East F Street, Benicia CA 94510, (707) 361-5097.  Call for gallery hours.

Delta Gallery
Brentwood, CA
Glad to be exhibiting at Delta Gallery again!  My paintings and note cards are part of the beautiful holiday-season show, on display now through the end of December. Delta Gallery is in The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center, 2485 Sand Creek Rd., Suite 128, Brentwood CA 94513, (925) 516-5935. Open Thurs 12-5, Fri 12-9, Sat 12-9 and Sun 12-5. Learn more at
Valley Art Gallery
Walnut Creek, CA
I'm happy to be back at Valley Art!  Four of my recent landscapes are available there through Spring, 2018. One cool thing about Valley Art Gallery is that you can rent the artwork. If you fall in love with a piece your rental fees are applied to your purchase.  Such a deal! Visit the gallery to browse a lovely collection of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, note cards and more by Bay Area artists. 1661 Botelho Dr., Walnut Creek CA 94596. (925) 935-4311. Learn more at
Artistas Naturalistas
 Art of the Natural World
Nov 1 - Jan 8
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
I have two paintings in this lovely show. Learn more at


I love working from life, but I find that reality is just a jumping-off point for me. The essence of the subject inspires my framework, 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 journey!
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 Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek CA, Delta Gallery in Brentwood CA and online at Daily Paintworks. You can also purchase my prints, cards and gifts at

You can view and purchase my work at

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Round Valley Reimagined

"Round Valley Reimagined", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Painted the day after Thanksgiving with friends at Round Valley Regional Preserve in Northern California.   On this crisp, sunny day the rolling hills were draped in soft greens and golds, and a pop of Autumn red glowed in the distant grape vines.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Black Diamond Terraforms

"Black Diamond Terraforms", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I started this while painting with friends at Black Diamond a few weeks ago.  As I continued to develop it in my studio the terrain transformed into this colorful, terraced tapestry and a luminous ribbon appeared in the sky. Happiness!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Benicia Spirit

"Benicia Spirit", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's my personal spin on a classic Benicia vista, painted near the historic Clock Tower. With its bustle of bridges and industry, Carquinez Strait panoramas and views toward Mt. Diablo and the Contra Costa hills, this beautiful location always inspires me.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Black Diamond Gold

"Black Diamond Gold", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's one of my favorite spots, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Northern California. This time of year the hills are a rich patchwork of flaxen gold and dusty greens. Pure joy!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gourd Arbor

"Gourd Arbor", Acrylic on Gessobord 14" x 11", © Nancy Roberts
I painted this inside a gourd arbor -- a tunnel-shaped trellis covered with vines -- at the historic Hagemann Ranch in Livermore, CA. Gourds of every size and shape hung overhead and created a magical space. I felt like I'd fallen through the rabbit hole and discovered Wonderland!

Inside the secret garden!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Filoli Unknotted

"Filoli Unknotted", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I painted this at Filoli, a beautiful historic estate in the woodlands south of San Francisco. My spot was the Knot Garden where mounds of herbs are planted in complex, intertwining designs, but I decided to untangle the knots and create this serpentine hedge in their place.