Instructor: Dale Roberts
Monday - Friday
July 29 - August 2
9am - 12pm
Memorable paintings are the fuel for personal development and inspiration for many painters. The idea of creating something of lasting worth which transcends the ordinary is an often elusive goal. The power certain paintings have to move us is a hard won quality.
This class will explore ways in which common studio practice can become a rare and exciting exploration with intentional kinds of emphasis. Using encaustic and a wide open range of application, color, texture, composition, focus and a myriad of other visual elements we will work to take our painting out of the ordinary and into the memorable.
Students may work from sketches, life, references, and memory. The goal is to move away from standard practice toward an adventurous studio approach.
Dale O. Roberts was born in Waterville, New York in 1959. Roberts is a painter, working primarily in the encaustic medium for over 35 years, as well as Silverpoint, gouache and egg tempera. Roberts graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art in 1982. He is represented at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia PA, Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet MA, Marshall Gallery in Scottsdale AZ, the Gallery 1261 in Denver CO, Church Street Gallery in Westchester PA, and Art Nou Mil-Lenni Gallery in Barcelona Spain. He has paintings in many public and private collections including: PECO, Rutgers University Museum, Community College of Philadelphia Museum, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Vanguard Investment Group. Roberts currently lives and works in Norristown PA.