Painter Amy Roberts grew up in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut and began lessons with oils when she was nine. Now her chosen medium is acrylics because they work well in her traveling lifestyle. Her path has offered the opportunity to live in several states, the Carolinas, California, Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, Kansas, and Massachusetts. Her paintings have found homes as far away as Japan, Norway, and South America.
Roberts explores in ever widening rings from where she is, she is a witness to that time, that place. She has moved 19 times and lived in nine states. Roberts is about finding the small spaces, hidden places and mercurial skylines, returning at different times of day. The effect of the light is of special interest to her. Reflections in water, glass, ice, a polished floor…offer the kinds of challenges she wants to master. She works in acrylics on larger canvases, getting bigger all the time. She wants to see a very small phenomenon grow mighty and beautiful.
You can watch her interview on Dracut Access TV here.