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Dale O. Roberts

Activated by Light

December 1 - 24, 2021

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Along The Wall  40" x 34"  Encaustic

Along The Wall

40" x 34"

Encaustic

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Altered Memory  14.25" x 11.5"  Gouache, Watercolor, And Silverpoint

Altered Memory

14.25" x 11.5"

Gouache, Watercolor, And Silverpoint

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Blue Mist (SOLD)  6" x 6"  Encaustic

Blue Mist (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Encaustic

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Collaboration  21.5" x 24.5"  Encaustic

Collaboration

21.5" x 24.5"

Encaustic

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Echo  40" x 48"  Encaustic

Echo

40" x 48"

Encaustic

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Eddie's Narrative  48" x 40"  Encaustic

Eddie's Narrative

48" x 40"

Encaustic

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Flotsam  16.5" x 14.5"  Encaustic

Flotsam

16.5" x 14.5"

Encaustic

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Fragments  11" x 21"  Silverpoint

Fragments

11" x 21"

Silverpoint

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Give Me Shelter  40" x 48"  Encaustic

Give Me Shelter

40" x 48"

Encaustic

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Grisaille Garden  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Grisaille Garden

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

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It's What I Do  27.5" x 28.25"  Encaustic

It's What I Do

27.5" x 28.25"

Encaustic

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January Sunrise  23" x 23"  Encaustic

January Sunrise

23" x 23"

Encaustic

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Kelly Night  12.5" x 8.5"  Encaustic

Kelly Night

12.5" x 8.5"

Encaustic

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Leaves Of Gold  20" x 16"  Gouache

Leaves Of Gold

20" x 16"

Gouache

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Leaving Soon  32" x 48"  Encaustic

Leaving Soon

32" x 48"

Encaustic

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Lemon  5.75" x 4.5"  Silverpoint With Wash

Lemon

5.75" x 4.5"

Silverpoint With Wash

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On Red Orange  24" x 24"  Encaustic

On Red Orange

24" x 24"

Encaustic

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Orange Space  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Orange Space (SOLD)

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

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Over Shadowed  32" x 31"  Encaustic

Over Shadowed

32" x 31"

Encaustic

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Overlay Of Hops  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Overlay Of Hops (SOLD)

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

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Reflecting East Falls  32" x 40"  Encaustic

Reflecting East Falls

32" x 40"

Encaustic

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Shelf Life #2  16" x 16"  Silver And Gold Points On Casein Ground With Wash

Shelf Life #2

16" x 16"

Silver And Gold Points On Casein Ground With Wash

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Shelf Life #3  32" x 32"  Silver, Gold, And Copper Points On Casein With Ink Wash

Shelf Life #3

32" x 32"

Silver, Gold, And Copper Points On Casein With Ink Wash

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Shelf Stack  15" x 16"  Encaustic

Shelf Stack (SOLD)

15" x 16"

Encaustic

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Subtle Still Life  6" x 6"  Silverpoint With Wash

Subtle Still Life

6" x 6"

Silverpoint With Wash

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Teal Still Life, Shifting View  48" x 40"  Encaustic

Teal Still Life, Shifting View

48" x 40"

Encaustic

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Tree Of St. Sebastian  36" x 33"  Silverpoint

Tree Of St. Sebastian

36" x 33"

Silverpoint

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What The Light Touches  32" x 32"  Encaustic

What The Light Touches

32" x 32"

Encaustic

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Winter Bridges  6" x 6"  Egg Tempera

Winter Bridges (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Egg Tempera

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Within The Cabinet  23" x 23"  Encaustic

Within The Cabinet

23" x 23"

Encaustic

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Along The Wall  40" x 34"  Encaustic

Along The Wall

40" x 34"

Encaustic

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Altered Memory  14.25" x 11.5"  Gouache, Watercolor, And Silverpoint

Altered Memory

14.25" x 11.5"

Gouache, Watercolor, And Silverpoint

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Blue Mist (SOLD)  6" x 6"  Encaustic

Blue Mist (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Encaustic

Collaboration  21.5" x 24.5"  Encaustic

Collaboration

21.5" x 24.5"

Encaustic

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Echo  40" x 48"  Encaustic

Echo

40" x 48"

Encaustic

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Eddie's Narrative  48" x 40"  Encaustic

Eddie's Narrative

48" x 40"

Encaustic

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Flotsam  16.5" x 14.5"  Encaustic

Flotsam

16.5" x 14.5"

Encaustic

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Fragments  11" x 21"  Silverpoint

Fragments

11" x 21"

Silverpoint

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Give Me Shelter  40" x 48"  Encaustic

Give Me Shelter

40" x 48"

Encaustic

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Grisaille Garden  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Grisaille Garden

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

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It's What I Do  27.5" x 28.25"  Encaustic

It's What I Do

27.5" x 28.25"

Encaustic

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January Sunrise  23" x 23"  Encaustic

January Sunrise

23" x 23"

Encaustic

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Kelly Night  12.5" x 8.5"  Encaustic

Kelly Night

12.5" x 8.5"

Encaustic

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Leaves Of Gold  20" x 16"  Gouache

Leaves Of Gold

20" x 16"

Gouache

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Leaving Soon  32" x 48"  Encaustic

Leaving Soon

32" x 48"

Encaustic

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Lemon  5.75" x 4.5"  Silverpoint With Wash

Lemon

5.75" x 4.5"

Silverpoint With Wash

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On Red Orange  24" x 24"  Encaustic

On Red Orange

24" x 24"

Encaustic

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Orange Space  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Orange Space (SOLD)

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

Over Shadowed  32" x 31"  Encaustic

Over Shadowed

32" x 31"

Encaustic

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Overlay Of Hops  19.5" x 14.5"  Gouache

Overlay Of Hops (SOLD)

19.5" x 14.5"

Gouache

Reflecting East Falls  32" x 40"  Encaustic

Reflecting East Falls

32" x 40"

Encaustic

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Shelf Life #2  16" x 16"  Silver And Gold Points On Casein Ground With Wash

Shelf Life #2

16" x 16"

Silver And Gold Points On Casein Ground With Wash

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Shelf Life #3  32" x 32"  Silver, Gold, And Copper Points On Casein With Ink Wash

Shelf Life #3

32" x 32"

Silver, Gold, And Copper Points On Casein With Ink Wash

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Shelf Stack  15" x 16"  Encaustic

Shelf Stack (SOLD)

15" x 16"

Encaustic

Subtle Still Life  6" x 6"  Silverpoint With Wash

Subtle Still Life

6" x 6"

Silverpoint With Wash

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Teal Still Life, Shifting View  48" x 40"  Encaustic

Teal Still Life, Shifting View

48" x 40"

Encaustic

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Tree Of St. Sebastian  36" x 33"  Silverpoint

Tree Of St. Sebastian

36" x 33"

Silverpoint

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What The Light Touches  32" x 32"  Encaustic

What The Light Touches

32" x 32"

Encaustic

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Winter Bridges  6" x 6"  Egg Tempera

Winter Bridges (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Egg Tempera

Within The Cabinet  23" x 23"  Encaustic

Within The Cabinet

23" x 23"

Encaustic

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“This present body of work is a deeper exploration into ways of seeing and translating the visible world into a variety of mediums. These paintings celebrate the inherent qualities of each medium, be they metalpoint, gouache, or encaustic. I am moved to return again and again to individual works and themes as possibilities continue to emerge and change throughout the painting process.” 

-Dale Roberts

Overlay Of Hops (Detail), 19.5" x 14.5", Gouache

Overlay Of Hops (Detail), 19.5" x 14.5", Gouache

Dale Roberts is unflinchingly dedicated to color and texture in his signature encaustic paintings and he consistently brings a lively, experimental approach to the representation of his subject matter. He finds beauty in sources as disparate as a gritty urban landscape, his backyard garden, or a selection of familiar objects - scenes that are common and often overlooked.

 

From flotsam and graffiti to cool, colorful tableaus of his studio workbench, Roberts’ artistic approach fluctuates between representation and abstraction. The artist’s fascination with experimentation leads him to celebrate the possibilities inherent in his chosen mediums while the resulting surfaces of the paintings are often as captivating as the images themselves.

 

Roberts’ studio is a laboratory of inspiration. He maintains a beautifully curated assortment of antique objects - an array of vintage glass bottles in every shape and color, and thoughtfully-placed assemblages that are all poised to encourage future still life scenes. Recently the artist has brought the same enthusiasm for experimentation to metalpoint, a relatively new medium for him. The silvery drawing technique lends itself to the delicate objects that emerge under his deft hand. 

Teal Still Life, Shifting View, 48" x 40", Encaustic

Teal Still Life, Shifting View, 48" x 40", Encaustic

Lemon (Detail), 5.75" x 4.5", Silverpoint With Wash

Lemon (Detail), 5.75" x 4.5", Silverpoint With Wash

Born in 1959 in Waterville, New York, Roberts is currently living and working in Norristown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Within his studio, he continually refines his visual dialogue with nature by documenting the changing relationships of light, air, and color through painting and drawing.

 

He is a graduate of Tyler School of Art at Temple University and AAS Rochester Institute of Technology. Roberts’ work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work has been collected by the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; PECO in Philadelphia; Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; among others, and he has been featured in numerous publications and reviews.

Give Me Shelter, 40" x 48", Encaustic

Give Me Shelter, 40" x 48", Encaustic