Roberta Parry’s strong yet lyrical paintings reflect her affinity for watercolor and the impact on her work of light and color. As she says, “I love the spontaneity of watercolor, its freedom of flow, the surprises, and the challenge to master or at least control the independence of its gentle yet willful nature. I do still lifes now and then, but I am particularly attracted to landscapes. Color and light are the elements that most strike my sensuous core, and transparent watercolor seems to best capture for me the vibrancy and translucence of sky, earth, water, and all that grows and travels therein. I may know where I want to go, but getting there is always an adventure.”
Parry studied art at the University of Arizona in Tucson, from which she graduated with a degree in elementary education, and at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New Mexico and neighboring states, as well as public spaces in Santa Fe. She is an Artist in Residence at the Inn and Spa at the Loretto, Santa Fe. Her painting “Fallen But Not Bowed” was accepted into the juried Watercolor USA 2016 show.