Born in Philadelphia, and an artist pretty much from “”the cradle,” Rita studied art through high school and college, and eventually found herself in a career as a technical illustrator for Sikorskay Aircraft. Upon retirement, Rita began to pursue her passion for plein-air painting. Because she and her husband, George, had a fishing boat on Long Island Sound, and they spent hours off shore fishing, it seemed natural that her work would turn toward the theme of boat and water. “I love and admire the simplicity and grace of sailing vessels.” She has an accomplished style that reflects both her passion for her subjects and her technical ability to represent her subject in its truest form.
Rita often travels to Europe to paint “plein-air. She has and continues to study with talented artists. Her work is often juried into art exhibitions, and her work has received numerous awards for excellence. She studied advertising design at the Moore College of Art, and Paier College of Art in Connecticut. She has studied at the Museum of Fine Art in Philadelphia, and earned a BS in Business Management at Fairfield University. She is an active member of the Vero Beach Art Club.