Wednesday, February 28, 2018


"Desert Tapestry", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I'm honored that my painting "Desert Tapestry" has been accepted into the California Art Club's "Art Between the Lines" exhibition coming up at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, CA. Exhibit dates are April 29 - July 8 with an artists' reception on Sunday, April 29, 2 - 4 pm. Learn more at

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 Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek CA, Delta Gallery in Brentwood CA and online at Daily Paintworks. You can also purchase her prints, cards and gift items at Fine Art America.  Follow Nancy on Instagram @nancyrobertartist

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Joyful Color

You are cordially invited!  The reception for my solo show is tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 5 - 7 pm at the Milinda Perry Gallery, 117 East F Street in Benicia, CA. The exhibit features 43 of my recent acrylic paintings. I'd love to see you there!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Acrylic Demo January 8 in Pleasanton

You're invited!
I'll be giving an acrylic painting demonstration this Monday, January 8, 7:30 - 9:15 pm at the Pleasanton Art League and Livermore Art Association's monthly meeting. We'll be at the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Ave., Pleasanton CA 94566. The demo is free and open to the public -- I'd love to see you there! For more info visit

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Briones Skytrail

"Briones Skytrail", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Started this painting at Briones Regional Park in Northern California. As I continued to work on it in my studio the skytrail started to appear.  Feels right.

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.