roberta welburn-milstead...

resides in Danville, California. A 2012 transplant from the East Coast, Roberta earned her BFA from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. Prior to that she studied the Esthetics and Principles of Fine Art at the Barnes Foundation, led by Violette de Mazia.

Her early work was in photography, with a primary focus on the darkroom process. Those initial seeds of inspiration were planted from a study of photographers who were significant in the 1930’s and 40’s (eg. Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hannah Hooch). After a brief detour through digital media, Roberta began experimenting with what would become her true calling, mixed media and painting.

Roberta’s work has won several awards, and has been shown in exhibitions on both the East and West Coasts. Highlights include a solo show at the Civic Arts Center (Walnut Creek, CA), exhibitions at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery (Lamorinda Arts Alliance), and a feature show at the Danville Village Theater. Her work was on view in January 2017 at Blue Line Arts as part of the prestigious biennial 87-year-old juried exhibition, the Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition. Also in 2017, Roberta’s work on the New Politic was exhibited at the Petaluma Art Gallery. Most recently, her work can be seen at Arc Gallery in San Francisco.

In addition to her personal journey as a solo artist, Roberta initiated an art group in 2013 to help further her exploration of collaboration and shared ideas. The group is comprised of a diverse group of women artists who desire the opportunity to openly share every aspect of their creative journey.