Roberta is an award-winning, Signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Often juried into prestigious competitive international exhibitions, you can enjoy her artwork regularly hanging at the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th in San Diego.
Roberta’s art is best described as expressive, whether figurative or abstract. She uses a combination of bold color and mixed media techniques to present her subjects in unusual ways.
“I am constantly pulled by two loves - painting figures and painting abstracts. It makes me happy to work with the push and pull of these two disciplines. I want to explore how design and pattern interact to make a realistic subject more abstract and enhance the theme of the painting. For me, the process of painting involves adding and removing and editing as I go along. If something doesn’t work, I simply paint it out and go in a different direction. I don’t try to paint likenesses, that is a task for portrait artists. I use figures as shapes in a painting. While I love painting with traditional watercolors, acrylics lend themselves well to my technique.”
For the past few years Roberta has been teaching artists to reach beyond their own expectations to create unique, energetic and engaging work.