Roberta spent time on the southern coast of Brittany, France working on new botanical studies and quiet geometric abstractions.
Roberta's new paintings are featured in the survey exhibition of Mid-Atlantic Painting at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Experimental works on canvas, panel and paper are included in an exhibition of Mixed-Media art at the Blue Streak Gallery in Wilmington, DE.
Roberta joined a group of friends to walk a section of the Camino de Santiago, a Medieval Pilgrimage route in the North of Spain. Impressions from her journey along this route have become a meditative influence in Roberta’s paintings and works on paper.
Roberta recently took a sabbatical from teaching at Delaware State University to research contemporary religious artwork. This topic is relevant, because in addition to her secular painting, Roberta also creates commissioned spiritual works for churches and religious institutions.
"(Ms.Tucci's) paintings are very sophisticated in their facture and coloration. They are buoyantly energetic and playful without seeming unserious. I don't feel like I have seen anything quite like them before, and as a result, they are quite arresting".
Clayton Merrell, Carnegie Mellon University