Original Art by Rita Cherrywww.ArtPal.com/ritacherry5
I began painting 50 years ago when I was given a present of a box of oil paints by my art teacher Mr White who saw a natural artistic ability in me.
I remember sitting for hours on end in my parent's lobby (under the stairs) which I had turned into a very small art studio and after coming home from work, I would disappear into my little sanctuary and slip into another world.
I have sold many paintings over the years, having been extensively trained in the Verdaccio technique by art tutor extraordinaire Dennis Bannister. This method of under painting was applied by Leonardo Davinci and Michelangelo and lends real substance to portrait and figurative paintings.
I love to experiment with oils, sometimes mixing them with other mediums and I'm always surprised and delighted when I stumble upon a new technique by accident.
I take great joy in the compliments I receive from my clients and even more so when some of the subjects I've painted evoke an emotional impact on them.
Original Art by Rita Cherry