Much of artist Robby Schlesinger’s botanical work is hyper-realistic watercolors of natural subjects. Starting with an accurate, scientific depiction of a plant or flower, she adds detail to the composition, visual depth, and vibrant, beautiful color to create fresh perspectives.
Before she became an artist, Robby spent time working in theatrical set and costume design. Later, after working in business management and raising two children, she returned to school, receiving certifications in botanical and fine art from Ringling College of Art and Design.
Robby lives with her family and pets in an antique house outside of Philadelphia. Her unruly garden serves as inspiration more often than it gets weeded.
Robby is an art educator. She holds an International Baccalaureate/Montessori Diploma Art Specialist designation. She has worked with the Little Artist BIG ARTIST program, mentoring children in underserved school districts in Austin, Texas. She served as a facilitator and judge with the Reflections National PTA art program. She is committed to arts education and continues to teach both young people and adults at her home studio and at art centers in the Philadelphia area.
Robby is a member of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.