Roberta Georgiou has always had her hands in creative endeavors: She taught English (including creative writing) for 37 years, has written two novels, run her own custom clothing business, and produced works in pen and ink, acrylics and colored pencil.
In the spring of 2015, having retired from teaching, Roberta decided to pursue watercolor because of her lifelong attraction for the captivating paintings of such artists as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. Since then she has added many other artists to her list—among them Mary Whyte, Thomas Schaller, Nita Engle, Linda Daly Baker, Alvaro Castagnet and Liu Lu—hoping to achieve that atmospheric, ethereal quality and at the same time the authentic representation of the world around us.
She has studied watercolor with Elaine Charney at the Suncoast Technical Institute and is a new member of SFWS and the Art Center of Sarasota. In her learning-curve journey to find her own way with this mesmerizing medium, Roberta has experimented with a variety of subjects but has discovered that because of her long-standing love for literature, she is interested in producing paintings that, in addition to evoking an emotional response, present a metaphor, generate questions, or suggest some ambiguity.
Please visit her website at www.robertageorgiou.com to see her other works or to contact her.