Roberta Parry studied as an art major at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Finding the need to help support a family, she changed her major to Education, with minors in Psychology and Fine Arts. She taught elementary students, college undergraduates, and in-service teachers; wrote curriculum materials; did a stint as a freelance editor; and finally settled as office manager of a pedodontic and orthodontic practice.

During this time, she wrote a short story collection FEMME TALES, four plays—two of which won awards and were produced—and four novels, all of which she pursued nights after work and on Sundays. Saturdays she kept her home together.

She has lived in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Indiana, New York City, Colorado, and New Jersey, traveled Europe and Hawaii, and visited Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and the Caribbean Islands. Now settled permanently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she is returning to her first love—painting.

2016  Watercolor USA


2016  Johnsons of Madrid Fine Arts Gallery, NM

2016  Eula Mae Museum Gallery, Clovis, NM

2015  Main Library Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014  Johnsons of Madrid Fine Arts Gallery, NM


2017  ArtHouse Centro Gallery, Tucson AZ

2014- 2017  Santa Fe Studio Tour

2016- Brookdale Santa Fe 

2016-  Artist in Residence, Inn and Spa at the

     Loretto, Santa Fe, NM

2014-  Scott Williams D.O., Santa Fe


2010-2012  Arte Bella Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014-2015  Gallery 901, Canyon Road, Santa

     Fe, NM

2012-  Johnsons of Madrid Fine Arts Gallery, 



American Women Artists

National Watercolor Society

Transparent Watercolor Society of America