Roberts is a Calgary based artist born in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a figurative artist and is known for his diversity across a multitude of mediums. “Learning to portray the human form complete with beauty, character, emotion, sensuality and all the qualities that bring us together in our relating to one another, is a true challenge, one that takes a lifetime to learn”. The figure, with its many moods and dynamic forms of expression will always be a source of inspiration to his artistic vision. Roberts work is influenced by and is reminiscent of the Renaissance masters and has been referred to as, “Renaissance Contemporary”. His drawn works exhibit masterful mark making and sensitivity. “A mark, immediate and unblemished by rational thought is a raw and powerful expression of self”. His bold, confident mark making has crossed the boundaries of medium and dimension and is present in all his work. His solo exhibitions highlight a diversity of mediums which include paintings, drawings and sculptural works.
Roberts is a strong advocate of the creative pursuit and was the recipient of the ACAD Alumni Legacy Award in 2016 from the Alberta College of Art and Design for his contributions to the Calgary Arts community. He has instructed Figure and Portrait drawing for fourteen years including teaching with Extended Studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1980 majoring in both Sculpture and Drawing. Roberts works are held in private collections internationally. Roberts is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.