Rita Dare - 2019
Hertfordshire Landscape Painter of the Year Finalist Highly Commended, Currently paintings are displayed at The Wynd Gallery Letchworth. "Best in Show" at Much Hadham Art Society Annual Art Exhibition. Awarded the John Godden prize by the members of Hertford Art Society. Paintings selected for the Gibberd Gallery Open Exhibition. The artist belongs to the Philosophical Painters and exhibits in London, Essex and Hertfordshire and her paintings hang in private collections. The artist achieved a Masters Degree in Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.
The expressive paintings aim to evoke a feeling, or capture an impression of a sense of place, using light and darkness, an atmosphere, or an unexpected detail, rather than a direct likeness, energising the stillness and creating diffused light, the quiet moment, the in-between, the simplicity, the calmness and the beauty of transience of life and of nature. Running through the work is a thread of opposites to celebrate the strength and fragility of being human.
Masters Degree in Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.
The Gibberd Gallery Harlow Essex
The Philosophical Painters Myddleton House Enfield
The Wynd Gallery Letchworth Herts
Solo Show at the Letchworth Art Centre
Solo Exhibition at the Courtyard Art Centre Hertford
Ayot St Lawerence Art Show Herts
Selected for the Hertford Art Society
Kimpton Art Show
Maynard Gallery Welwyn Garden City Herts
The Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans Herts
University of Hertfordshire Gallery Hatfield Herts
The Tudor Gallery Sawbridgeworth Herts