With a B.A in Art, Roberta used her creative talents to start her own graphic design business at the age of 23. She currently manages Detati, a design and marketing agency in Sunnyvale, California. Detati has been listed as a top agency in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Book of List for 9 years and received a Silver Addy award for packaging design for Lexar Media.
Roberta has also taught computer art during summer camps, volunteered at numerous Hands on the Arts events, and was on the City of Sunnyvale Arts Commission for 4 years. She is a published photographer and regularly supports art and music organizations in the Bay Area.
She has created art in many mediums including oil and acrylic painting, drawing, charcoal, pastels, printmaking, clay work, photography, woodcut printing and stained glass.
Her charcoal series is inspired by the City of Refuge or Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau on the Big Island of Hawaii. This was a place of refuge for anyone who was sentenced to death for breaking a rule — as long as they could reach it, no one could be harmed while they were within the sacred walls of Puʻuhonua.
Recently, she has been working in watercolors on a new abstract landscape series.
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