Saturday, September 8, 2018

I'm proud to now be part of the Benicia Plein Air GalleryCome see my work, along with that of 12 other fine plein air painters, at this beautiful gallery in the heart of historic Benicia. 

Honored that my painting "Valero" has received the First Place Award for August in the Daily Paintworks monthly contest!

The Brentwood Art Society recently named me their Artist of the Year.  What a lovely honor!  I appreciate the nice articles about it in the Brentwood Press and the East Bay Times.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery   Benicia CA
Valley Art Gallery   Walnut Creek CA
Delta Gallery   Brentwood CA
Daily Paintworks   online

Current Exhibits
Suburban Sketchers Plein Air ExhibitDelta Gallery, Brentwood CA, August 16 - September 29
Delta Gallery Summer Show, July 5 - September 29
Pittsburg Fall Art Exhibit, August 4 - September 30. Entrata Gallery981 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg CA 94565. Open Wed - Sun 1 - 5pm

On the Horizon
Paint Pleasanton 2018, September 22 & 23, 2018
Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Plein Air Paint-Out, October 6 & 7, 2018
Borrego Art Institute 13th Annual Plein Air Invitational, March 3 - April 1, 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

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  1. Hi Nancy, I am interested in doing a feature on you for the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Please email me at when you have a chance.