Roberta Wesley

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wesley-printsRoberta was born in Happy, Texas but has spent most of her adult life living out of state, exploring the diversity of our country. For the past several years she has worked out of Huntsville, Alabama. "I love the romance of the South" she says, "but I have loved and been inspired by every place I've lived. "

Roberta's return to Texas also marks her return to a retail gallery. Wesley Prints, Inc. has long been a premium wholesale art company, supplying Roberta Wesley's work to frame shops and galleries across the country and beyond. While she intends to continue her wholesale operation, she is looking forward to the intimacy of a local gallery. "I found I missed the creative interaction with other artists and art patrons. Now I hope to have the best of both worlds," she laughs. "Besides, this gallery will give me the opportunity to work with my son, Jim. It's a win-win situation!"

The artist finished her first oil painting at age 12. She was born to rural schoolteachers in Happy, Texas, and grew up in neighboring small towns. She attended three Texas Universities before receiving her degree in art, then returned for further study at yet another of the state's great universities. Long before the world had heard of Roberta Wesley, during her time in Austin at the University of Texas, the artist's career was given a boost from some well-known Texans. Among them, Lady Bird Johnson purchased paintings for the Johnson Ranch. And Roberta's most memorable and challenging commission came from Mary Alice Shivers, wife of the former Governor. She asked the artist to paint Governor Shiver's face on a huge egg for the famed Neiman Marcus' Easter display. "Fun, but not easy!"

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