Artist and Teacher
Robby Schlesinger is a master botanical artist and illustrator.
I first became interested in art while she was an acting/directing major in college. She found that she really enjoyed theatre design and costuming. Then for a couple of decades she took classes, dabbling in all kinds of art, while working as a business manager/mom to young children. When she moved with her family in 2004 to Sarasota, FL, she got serious. She enrolled at Ringling College of Art and Design, She began an apprenticship with master artist Olivia Braida Chiusano Her solo exhibition of 30 masterworks in graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor was called “astonishing, beautifully detailed and beyond realism” by adjudicators.
She served as director of the art programs at New Gate International School in Sarasota for a decade. She is a Montessori Art Specialist and IB Diploma Program certified.