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
2012- Johnsons of Madrid Fine Arts Gallery,
American Women Artists
National Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America