Lori Rita

Lori Rita

Philadelphia & Palm Beach, USA

Website:
lrita.com

Art Medium: painting, portraits

I am a contemporary figurative painter. My work is a journey to record a moment caught in time. I begin with an idea and let the painting evolve, having no deadline. My inspiration is from real life and the people I meet. I work from photographs I have taken, not interested in creating a photo-likeness but rather choosing to push myself to create art that goes beyond the apparent image. I work in oil, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.

My artwork is a product of my life experiences. Painting is a constant learning process and always a challenge. Some of my influences include Gauguin, Rothko, Munch, Uglow, Degas, Diebenkorn, Avery, Morandi and the artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. My paintings are filled with symbolism, with a language that I hope will inspire the viewer.

figurative self portrait painting, colorful woman with flowers

Peonies, Self portrait
Oil on canvas 20 x 24
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Fireflies, self portrait
Oil on board 24 x 36
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Self portrait


Ashley
Oil on linen canvas 20 x 24
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Corey
Oil on board 18 x 24

Colleen
Oil on linen board 18 x 20
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Skull Message
Oil on board 20 x 24

Home, Self portrait
Oil on board 16 x 20