About

Roberta Arenson BA Fine Art, UC Santa Cruz , M.Ed., Ed.S. University of Florida.

My artwork is about color and lively shape and the interplay of these elements. I use mixed materials such as textiles, painted paper, monoprinting, and metal to make dense, vibrant collages and 3D art.

Over the years I have illustrated book covers and children’s picture books. Awards for these have included: Americas Book Award for Children and Young Adult Literature, Gold IPPY Award, Bank Street College of Education: "Best Children’s Books of the Year,", NAPPA Book Award, Parents' Choice Book Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, Tillywig Toy Award, National Council for the Social Studies, and the Children’s Book Council: "Noted Social Studies Trade Book for Young People."

My work has been exhibited in the US and Italy, including Immagini Della Fantasia, Italy;  Gallery on the Go:  Decordova Museum;  "Paper Capers: Adventures in Paper Art".  Wenham Museum;  and I Colori Del Sacro Exhibition, Italy.