For the month of February select works by painter Rita Siemienski Smith will be on display in the gallery.
Rita Siemienski Smith creates landscapes that are activated in their layers and layered marks while the palette calms and grounds the scene. This approach pulls the viewer into the environment for further discovery. These beautiful abstract landscapes are lush and exciting interruptions of the splendor around us and in our psyche.
“Contemporary life can be recorded as angry, vulgar or obscene. I choose to relate to and be inspired by the peaceful, beautiful and spiritual qualities of man and nature.
Nature, abstracted or suggested appears as subject matter in many of my paintings. Landscapes, waterways and linear sketches drawn while traveling become idea references. Imagination alone with inspiration and invention produce the painting while intuition completes the process.“