Roberta has studied at several private art schools in Florida and New Jersey. Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, Anna Maria Island Art League, FL, Longboat Key Art Center For The Arts, FL, Art Center Manatee, FL., The Yard School, Montclair, NJ, Summit School Of Art, NJ, and The Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ. As her children grew up, she began to study painting again and did so under some of the best watercolor artist 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 would not be happy with a city scene if it didn't have a tree or a dog sniffing about. Roberta also loves to paint portraits that magnify the feelings within her subjects eyes.
Those who observe Roberta's art say it calms them....they want to "go there" to the places she paints.
Roberta has received awards and acceptance into multiple local, national and international shows.
Roberta Oliver was born and raised in Morris County, NJ. She began 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 which inspires her to paint the subjects she chooses.
Her life has been well traveled. Married with two wonderful children, Roberta relished in the years of teaching them to draw, paint or craft every way imaginable. They loved it!