Rita Pacheco works daily in Plein Air and in her Ridgway, Colorado studio. A recent transplant from Southern California, 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 and Out of State Chapter Chair of the California Art Club. This summer, two of Rita’s recent oil paintings will be shown at the prestigious California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Tustin, California. She 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 at 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 work background is in architectural rendering through 15 years in restaurant and hotel design. This is where the hard lessons of perspective were learned, and facilitate drawing accuracy in her paintings. The sheer enjoyment she feels when painting from life is evident in the strength of her dynamic landscape, figurative, and still-life paintings!
Rita Pacheco Painting, Oil on Board 20 X 10 (Interest categories: Oil on Board, Landscape, , Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Rita Pacheco Artist)