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Award-winning artist Roberta Remy, whose work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the US, Brazil and Europe, attended Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League of New York. There she studied painting with master painters Frank Mason, George Passantino, David Leffel, and Sherrie McGraw; and drawing and anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale. She has exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts. Remy has been featured in International Artist's new book, "How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Florals".

Previously a New York-based illustrator whose clients included Macmillan Publishing, Playskool, Cabbage Patch Kids, and McDonalds, she now makes Santa Fe, New Mexico her home base, where she's been expanding her teaching activities since 1995.

When I fell in love with painting, it was the Old Masters and the American Impressionists who inspired my artistic search. Their traditions and techniques are the standards that I have set for myself. It's my endless quest to learn how they accomplished their magic. I strive to develop my craft to the highest standard. I feel a great reverence for the basics and for the time and care devoted to the entire process necessary to create a work of art. With each work, I seek to deepen my understanding of the language of drawing…to explore the beautiful, mysterious and magical qualities of light…to paint it, and to capture its endless variations and effects…to bring to my paintings the illusion of sculptural form through the play of light upon the subject…to explore how atmosphere envelops the whole natural beauty of the subject…to give life to the work with a strong painterly quality.

Finally, when I paint my subject, I fall in love with its finest and best qualities. I perceive its nobility and elegance; whether it's an old man, a little child or an apple. At that time, the light and the subject become the important focus, to be expressed in the most moving and spiritual interpretation.

Born: Brooklyn, New York

Education (1958-1991)
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY

Exhibitions Juried Shows
Facing the Muse, Portrait Society of America, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
Las Vegas Arts Council, 16th Annual National Juried Show, Las Vegas, NM
Art Students League, Works by Members, New York, NY
Oil Painters of America, National Show, Kirkland, WA
Masterworks of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
International Artists Magazine
Oil Painters of America, West and Southwest Regional, Pueblo, CO
American Women Artists, 2nd Annual Competition, Taos, NM (prize winner)
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY
American Artists Professional League, New York, NY
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Invitational Shows
U.S. Dept. of State Art in Embassies Show, U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Dakar, Senegal
Germanton Art Gallery Eleventh Annual Show, Germanton, NC
Ponderosa Galleries 20th Annual Fall Classics Show, Hamilton, MT
American Women Artists Members Show and Invitational 2000, NM
Albuquerque Museum, "Miniatures '99", Albuquerque, NM
Gateway Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
Union League Club, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Pastel Society of New Mexico, 16th National Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
Rommel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Christine of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Gateway Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Vanier and Roberts, Ltd., Scottsdale, AZ
Finley Gallery, Mountainbrook, AL
G.C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Hammond Galleries, Lancaster, OH
Connoisseur Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY

Two- Person Exhibition
Rommel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

One- Person Exhibition
Edward Dare Gallery, Charleston, SC
St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
Partners in Art Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY

Facing the Muse, Portrait Society of America, Best in Show, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque New Mexico
Award Winner, Pastel Society of New Mexico, 16th National Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
Award of Excellence, Masterworks of New Mexico, 2005 Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque, NM
Recipient of the Oil Painter's of America Shirl Smithson Memorial Award
Third Place, Masterworks of New Mexico 2004 Rio Grande Art Association Annual Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
Advertising Award, American Women Artists 2nd Annual Competition, Taos, NM
Concourse Awards, Art Students League, New York, NY
Helen O'Brien Merit Scholarship, Art Students League, New York, NY
Featured Artist, Artisan, Santa Fe, NM


American Art Collector, November, 2009
American Art Collector, October, 2009
American Art Collector, May, 2008
Artist of the Month, Rio Grande Art Association Monthly Newsletter
The Palette, October 2005
International Artist's Book, "How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Florals"
Southwest Art, November 1999

Professional Activities

Representational oil paintings of still life, interiors, figurative and portraits in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States, Brazil and Europe.
Member, The Portrait Society of America
Life Member, Art Students League, New York, NY
Member, Oil Painters of America
Member, Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque, NM


New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
Associated Women in the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Impact Artists' Gallery
Richeson School of Art, Kimberly, WI
Buck’s County Art Workshops, Perkasie, PA
Andreeva Portrait Academy, Santa Fe, NM
Harwood Institute, Albuquerque, NM
Skylight Farms, Cashiers, NC
St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
North Valley Art League, Redding, CA
Valdes School of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Partners in Art, Tonawanda, NY
Willow Wisp Farms School, Asheville, NC
Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque, NM
Artisans, Santa Fe, NM
Sara Britt Fine Art Workshops, Tuscaloosa, AL
Medford Art Group, Medford, OR
Associated Creative Artists, Dallas TX
Art Alliance Workshops, Boca Grande, FL
Senior Center, East Lansing, MI

Judge of Awards at Facing the Muse exhibition of Portrait Society of America at New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

January 2005, Judge at the 21st Annual National Juried Art Show of the North Valley Art League, Redding, California.

September 2007, Juror for Impact Artists' Gallery National Portrait Show, "About Face", Buffalo, NY


Edward Dare Gallery
31 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Sandpiper Gallery
1019-C Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Related Activities

For several years, was a New York based free-lance illustrator. Clients included Macmillan Publishing, Playskool, Ohio Art, Coleco, Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc., and Wm. Carter & Co. During this time, designed and created the majority of licensed art work for Cabbage Patch Kids; commemorative dishes for McDonalds; illustrated children's books for major publishers; concept creation and artistic interpretation for product licenses such as Richard Scary, Smurfs, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, and created an original line of theme animals for Kendall Co.