Rita Dare - 2021
Hertfordshire Landscape Painter of the Year Finalist Highly Commended Recently exhibited at the Living Crafts at Hatfield House. Currently paintings are displayed at The Wynd Gallery Letchworth and also The Eagle Gallery Bedford. Awarded "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 the paintings hang in private collections. The artist has 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.
Masters Degree in Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.
The Eagle Gallery Bedford Bedfordshire
The Gibberd Gallery Harlow Essex
The Philosophical Painters Myddleton House and Garden 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