Dolona Roberts

1936 –

Blankets

Dolona Roberts (1936-) Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roberts has had a life-long fascination with the history and life of the Pueblo Indians which inspired her to become an artist. She studied art at the Colorado Fine Art Center in Colorado Springs from 1955 to 1957 and at the University of New Mexico from 1957 to 1959.  Most influential on her work were her teachers at the University of New Mexico, abstract expressionist Elaine de Kooning, impressionist Randall Davey, Taos artist Kenneth Adams, and Santa Fe artist Jozef Bakos. Guided by her partial Cherokee Native American heritage, and by a fascination for color, she created her images of blanketed Indian women seen from the back in geometric patterns in vivid, bold colors. Since 1999, her work has also embodied more animal imagery, as evidenced by the appearance of the snake in her work symbolized by curves, patterns of light and dark in glistening paint. Shown is a colored monotype on paper signed in the lower right, Roberts, Ed.” On the back of the frame the painting is titled, “Blankets,” and is again signed, “D. Roberts. Ca 2005. ” 22” x 18”

Artist:  Dolona Roberts

Date:  ca. 2005

Size:  22″ x 18″

Medium:  Color Monotype

Price:  $1,950