RITA PACHECO: THE BOUNTY OF RIDGWAY, COLORADO: LANDSCAPES AND STILL LIFE
March 1-31, 2021
Rita will display and offer for sale recent oil paintings of landscapes in and around Ridgway, Colorado and some local western and ranch themed still life.
Rita Pacheco works daily in plein air and in her Ridgway, Colorado studio. A recent transplant from Southern Califonia, she is finally enjoying four seasons, and the different, ever changing scenery of Southwestern Colorado! Rita is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and an Artist Member of the California Art Club. Last year, Rita enjoyed her first year with the Cimarron Song Gallery in Montrose, Colorado and looking forward to more success there. She hosts the gallery most Thursdays, and hopes to see you there! This spring, Rita will have a one-woman show at the 610 Arts Collective in Ridgway, and hopes to be one of the invited artists to paint in Telluride next summer. Rita has been featured in Southwest Artists and Plein Air Magazine, and was named an "Artist to Watch" in Southwest Art Magazine!
Rita began her formal training Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She continued her education with classes at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas and through experience with and influence of other prominent figurative and landscape painters. She has since developed a style of her own and enjoys recognition in her field.
Rita's background in architectural rendering stemming from her earlier career in restaurant and hotel design. The sheer enjoyment she feels when painting from life facilitate both the accuracy and strength of her dynamic landscape, figurative and still life paintings!