Roberta Ahrens is one of Northern California’s Master Decorative Painters & Fine Artists. With 30 years experience in the application of classic and contemporary painted finishes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She is considered an “emerging artist”, with a body of over 150 pieces sold since she began her focus on Fine Art in 2005.
She has extensive experience painting large-scale murals. Combined with the practical knowledge of artistic applications which she acquired over a long career Roberta developed a unique style of mixed media painting. She continues to develop and refine the technique of painting on hand-prepared canvases called ‘cracked linen’. Her love of horticulture brought her to focus on botanical subjects, diving into what she calls the architecture of nature. The results are truly breathtaking. By etching into the plaster she creates a new contemporary yet interestingly old world style, adding a depth and presence to her floral subjects that sets her work apart.