Roberta Tindall began her work with pastels in 2003. A relatively new artist, Roberta has taken coursework at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center in Birmingham, Michigan and at the Moorsesville Fine Arts Center in North Carolina. A Michigan native, Roberta studied drawing technique with Jo Powers at the BBAC and was tutored in pastels by Lorna O’Reilly.
After moving to Davidson, North Carolina in late 2004, she discovered the classes offered by the Mooresville Fine Arts Center and began coursework under Tiffany Fox from whom she has also received private instruction in both drawing technique and colored pencil renderings.
In her first juried show in the fall of 2005, Roberta’s work “Pears” won Best in Show and in the 2006 juried Springfest art show, her work “Grannies in a Crate” took third place of over 200 entries.
The brilliant color and flexible nature of pastels drew Roberta to the medium. Her works generally reflect still-life subjects with bold, close-in design and bright use of color. Compositions hope to portray common objects uniquely, capturing the image in a modified “photo-realistic” manner.
Roberta is semi-retired and works as a consultant on institutional advancement with non-profit organizations.