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, she decided to pursue watercolor because of her lifelong attraction for the captivating paintings of such artists as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.
She has studied watercolor with Elaine Charney at the Suncoast Technical Institute and has had paintings exhibited through the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, at the Art Center of Sarasota, the Art Center of Manatee, and the Venice Art Center. Her paintings have also been accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 2018 and 2019 online exhibitions. 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.