Rita Whaley, Chicago Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement My vibrant and colorful paintings aim to uplift your spirits and inspire your imagination. I seek to show the deeper experiences of our shared humanity, and the richness of nature in the world around us.
Dreams, my view of the world, spiritual experiences and intuitive feelings find their place into my pieces. I enjoy the process and the surprise of letting the paintings evolve organically.
Since I am in a wheel chair now, I have discovered “Art with a Digital Brush".
I use a stylus like a brush on a graphics tablet, plus the keyboard to select colors and different media, while watching the computer screen for results. This allows me to mix paint digitally, use different brush strokes, and create the illusion of texture, oil paints, acrylics, water colors, pastels and more. My finished images are then printed on canvas in a variety of sizes.
It is important to know that I never use outside images or graphic manipulation of art that is not my own. My work is the REAL THING, with the extra benefit of being able to print limited editions of each painting.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back from time to time to see my new work