Rita’s journey as an artist began in her twenty’s drawing portraits in pencil and charcoal. She worked as a graphic designer for printing companies for many years. Finding time to develop her love of art was limited while raising three children and working full time.
Now retired, she plans to devote her time to the enjoyment of pastel painting. After discovering pastel, it became her favorite medium of choice. She enjoys painting wildlife, seascapes, and domestic animals most. She expresses a realistic style in her work and enjoys the connection she feels with her subjects. As the mood of a painting begins to develop, she becomes inspired and focused on the finest details. Her aim is to express that inner connections within all of her pastel paintings.