Roberta “Bertie” Erlagen
Artist Bio - 2013
Teacher and watercolor artist, Bertie, is most famous for her technique, love of color, attention of detail, and plein air painting. A veteran teacher on Long Island, NY, Bertie has been a beloved instructor at the Art League of Long Island, Planting Fields Arboretum, and the Montauk Artist Association for over a decade. Most recently, she has organized classes at The Farm of Oyster Bay. She has also had the immense privilege of working with the physically and mentally challenged at St. Johnland Nursing Center and the Smithtown Rehabilitation Center. Her talent as an artist and devotion to teaching has earned Bertie numerous awards including the state recognized 2013 “Inspiration and Peace award”. Her portfolio consists of vibrant botanicals, popular Long Island scenes, children’s murals, still life’s, and outdoor garden views. “Scenic, “detailed”, and colorful are adjectives often used to describe her work.