Dee Roberts goal as an artist is to catch the spirit of what she sees, in abstract form as well as through naturalistic wildlife drawings. And catch it she does, regardless of the medium. She works with pastels, watercolor, collage and acrylic, garnering many top awards around Florida and Georgia with all of them. Dee consistently surprises the viewer with the strength and confidence of her work. With minimal brushstrokes her subjects come to life, seemingly ready to jump off the canvas.
In Jacksonville, Dee had a two person show at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and has art in the permanent collections of the University of North Florida and St Johns Country Day School, and AT & T. Her work has been included in many juried shows at Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, the University of North Florida, the Karpeles Museum, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and the Jacksonville Art Museum. She was included in an international exhibit held by the National Watercolor Society and the International Collage Society. She has received signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society. Dee has been awarded many prizes in shows at the St. Augustine Art Association as well as receiving special awards at their annual Honors Show: the Brian Wolfe Award for best painting, the Ann James Prize for Best Pastel Portrait, and Best in show.
In 2019 Dee received the prestigious Carl Steinsieck Award in St Augustine’s Figure show. She enjoys participating in the Art Guild of Orange Park, the Society of Mixed Media Artists and the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Dee was part of an Abstract Show at the Jacksonville International Airport in 2017 and is currently in a three person show at Southlight Gallery is Jacksonville. Roberts has had notable solo shows at various galleries as well as St Johns Country Day School and the Thrasher Horne Center for the Performing Arts.
Dee was born in Pennsylvania and received a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art. After she married and moved to Florida she continued to study, taking courses with Louise Freshman Brown and workshops with Mary Whyte, Mort Solhberg, and George James.