After an early career as a printmaker/artist, I returned to university and became a social worker. Later, I obtained a law degree and worked as a lawyer in the field of aboriginal law, all the while continuing to paint and draw. Since 1999, I have been able to work as an artist full-time. For the last 15 years, I have lived and worked at our Bunbury property on Salt Spring Island. It is an idyllic setting with an ocean view, a large garden and a beautiful studio. I do not have a formal fine arts degree but make no claim to be self-taught, having learned from generous mentors and colleagues. I have also spent several weeks a year in Europe for the last 12 years and have been exposed to the best of European art, both historical and contemporary.
My work has been purchased by private collectors across N. America and in Europe and Australia and is part of several public collections, including that of the Burnaby Art Gallery and of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver.
July 1-31, 2017, Hedgerow House B&B,Ganges, B.C.
'FLORENCE ROBERGE, paintings'
Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, 2017, Bateman Gallery, Artspring, Ganges, B.C.
'NEW WORK FROM BUNBURY'
June 5 - 15, 2015, Gallery 8, Ganges, B.C.
May 14-18, 2015, Studio 13 Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.
June 7 - 30, 2013, Gallery 8, Ganges, B.C.
‘TRANSPORTED’ (‘Il Bosco della Ragnaia')
March 26 - June 1, 2012, Calvin’s Restaurant, Ganges, B.C. (sponsored by Gallery 8)
‘RECENT PAINTINGS FROM BUNBURY STUDIO’
August, 2011, Avens Gallery, Canmore Alberta
June 1-30, 2011, Artspring Art Centre, Ganges, B.C.
March 1-31, 2005, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
‘IMAGES FROM BUNBURY’
Dec. 1-31, 2014, 2013, 1012, Gallery 8, Ganges, B.C.
‘CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS’
April -May, 2014, 2013, 2012,Gallery 8, Ganges, B.C.
‘SYMBOLICALLY 8’, 5th, 4th and 3rd Annual Artists’ Exhibit
September, 2012, Avens Gallery, Canmore Alberta