Rita Whaley, Chicago Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to my web store RitaWhaley'sArt.com'
Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.” ― Orhan Pamuk,
I paint to bring light into dark spaces.. As a former psychotherapist, I aim to express the underlying beauty in nature, and the experiences of our common humanity
My work is intuitive and rarely premeditated. Starting with random shapes and colors as a background, I open my mind to all possibilities. Using acrylics, oil crayons, pastels and watercolor with digital brushes, different images emerge, take shape and suggest outlines and definition.
Dreams, my view of the world, spiritual experiences and intuitive feelings find their own place into my pieces. I enjoy the process and the surprise of letting the paintings evolve organically.
Born and raised in Germany, I traveled the world, lived with my husband Bob in many different places and have now landed in Chicago. Here I reconnected with my best friend in life - my sister Tracy, who is an exceptional photographer. Together we have grown and learned to be successful working artists. None of this would be possible without my husband Bob, who does all the art fair setup, computer work and fixing the things we artists need to follow our muse.
I have a very loyal following in my City of Chicago, and my single shows and participation in art fairs have been a great success. I hope to expand my presence with this website and the very reasonable prints you can purchase through my store.
NOTE: You can now buy my art at amazon.com . Go to amazon website and type Rita Whaley Artist (3 words)