Wednesday, June 28, 2017


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

Complementary Colors
June 9 - August 5
Mid-Show Reception Friday, July 14,  7 - 9 pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA

I'm honored that my painting "Vaqueros Spirit" has been chosen as the signature image for this colorful exhibit in Alameda. I'll also have two other paintings in the show. For information visit
"Fire Escapes", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Alameda County Fair
June 16 - July 9

I'm pleased that my painting "Fire Escapes" has received an Honorable Mention award at the Alameda County Fair's Fine Art Exhibit this year. Three more of my paintings are also part of the exhibit. For information visit


California Plein Air Painters
Online Exhibit and Showcase
through June 30

Three of my paintings are part of this juried online exhibit. To view the show visit Online Juried Shows.

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Garden Song

"Garden Song", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's a song of joyful summer color inspired by Ruth Bancroft's glorious garden!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


"Solstice", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
A joyful, glowing morning in the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Celebrating the first day of summer!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Curry Point Vista

"Curry Point Vista", acrylic on canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Painted last week at Curry Point, a switchback in the winding road that climbs Mt. Diablo in Northern California. The views from this location are spectacular in all directions. I decided to look up toward the summit, enjoying the gentle zig-zag of a cool, cascading valley.