Meet local artist Myra Roberts

Since moving to Sanibel Island from Chicago in 1999, Myra Roberts has become one of the best-selling artists in Southwest Florida. Clients enjoy her vintage-style oil paintings that convey the mood and style of the 1920s to 1950s. Art giant Robert Rauschenberg, who lived for many years on an estate on neighboring Captiva Island, honored Myra by purchasing one of her paintings of Audrey Hepburn at an Art for ACT Fundraiser. Rauschenberg told her he knew Hepburn, and that her painting captured her spirit. Roberts will have her paintings on exhibit at a full range of venues in 2011 and 2012, including BIG ARTS, the Berne Davis Art Center, and the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a powerful 20-painting series on Anne Frank.