The Gallery at West Side
For the month of December, The Gallery welcomes watercolor artist Roberta Oliver, a native New Jerseyan who was born and raised in Morris County. She has been drawing and painting as far back as she can remember. Summer days were spent outdoors, hiking in the mountainous woods or helping the local farmer milk cows and feed animals. This fueled her love for nature and all that it encompasses, and became her inspiration for the subjects she chooses.
Roberta has studied at numerous private art schools in Florida and New Jersey - Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Summit School Of Art and The Ridgewood Art Institute...to name a few.
As her children grew up, she began to study painting again and did so under some of the best watercolor artists in the country. Her years in Florida inspired her to paint seascapes with the beautiful transparency that can only come from watercolor painting. Roberta enjoys bringing into focus a close-up of nature, the details of a swan, an acorn or a leaf reflecting in a pond. She also loves to paint portraits that magnify the feelings within her subjects’ eyes.
Stop by The Gallery to see Roberta's's work from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays, and during worship hours on Sunday.
See something you like? Take it home! Twenty-five percent of sales will be donated to West Side.
To learn more about Roberta and her work, visit her website.