About the Artist


Roberta Combs uses vibrant color, extreme lighting, and dramatic composition to create the impact of her realistic subject matter. Her still life paintings create an intimate view of her subject. Her portraits evoke personal emotion from their viewers. She is equally comfortable with landscape and still life subjects as she is with pastel and watercolor mediums.

“I believe artists actually see things differently than most people. There is nothing as simple as just a face or only a leaf. It’s an image entangled in light, shape, texture, color… and begs to be a captured moment.”

Roberta is a Senior Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Northwest Pastel Society; a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists; and a Master in the Pastel Artists of Canada. She is a Master of the Pastel Society of America and is the only Canadian to hold this designation. Roberta has also been inducted into the  Master Circle of the International Associations of Pastel Artists (IAPS). She is one of only three Cansdians in to achieve this distinction.

Her paintings have been exhibited  in the Butler Institute of American Art, the Salmigundi Club and the National Arts Club Gallery in New York City, the Vose Gallery of Boston, and locations that include Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Seattle, France,       New Mexico and Toronto.


 Website: robertacombs.ca

Please contact Roberta by email at: rcombs@shaw.ca