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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Roberta Remy was raised in a family with a Romanian gypsy grandmother, who stirred her imagination to depict colorful characters in everyday-genre settings. Early in her career, her subject matter was depictions of life around her in New York City, but later she moved to New Mexico where her genre and still life scenes were of that area. Market scenes are one of her favorite subjects. For many years, she painted in New York, but Albert Handell, an artist friend she knew from the Art Students League, talked about Taos, New Mexico, and the fact that Remy's realist style would be much more acceptable there than in New York City. In the early 1990s, David Leffel, her teacher from the Art Students League, and his wife, Sherrie McGraw, moved to Taos, and in 1994, knowing the active Taos art community through these friends, Remy moved. Her studio is close to the Plaza in Taos. To size her canvases, she makes her own rabbitskin glue, using methods that date back to the Old Masters. The colors and lack of haze of New Mexico have inspired her to change from the light and dark of New York to clear, bright colors.Source

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