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      Oil on Panel

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                  “I am so close to my paintings that I am surprised to hear comments describing them as intense, provocative or disturbing. Though I find them beautiful, some viewers see them as dark or difficult. For me they are simply what I must paint.”

                  “I carefully search for models whose features or expressions reflect my own feelings. And when I find the right model it excites an urgent need to paint.”

                  “I mix colors that aren’t colors, the model disappears, and technique becomes less conscious as I work. The images are elusive as they emerge and stopping at just the right moment is critical. I love the struggle.”`

                  Rita Zimmerman’s painting is traditional oil on canvas, straight-forward in its painterly approach, small scale and seemingly unassuming in its position vis-a-vis the avant garde. On closer scrutiny, it is up-to-date, related to the recent trend of figuration and a return to pure painting. Despite an active, attractive surface, the paintings do not present pleasant images, but rather disquieting ones. Their intensity is achieved through size,color schema and paint handling. The ambiguity of her subjects and their confrontational positions make dialogue inevitable. An honesty of approach and sensitivity of the painter are effectively translated into these paintings.

                  -John P. Begley, Directer of Louisville Center of Art, Kentucky.

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                          To our Valued Customers


                          During this time of crisis, when our lives are upended daily as new information is available, John Marzolf and the staff at the Broadmoor Galleries want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership and loyalty.  We are reminded of our strength in the community during this moment and we are truly grateful for our extended family.  We have been contacted by many of our artists, who are also concerned about our current events and they’ve decided to lower their prices during these uncertain times.  We know that as the world seems to stand, still life continues to happen - birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and Mother’s Day all will still occur and these lower prices will ease the strain at this time.  Inquire about specific pieces and Krista or Jamie will let you know the temporality lowered prices.

                          Currently, our physical locations will not be open to the public.  We hope to reopen with the Broadmoor Resort and Properties on May 22nd for Memorial Day Weekend.  Until then we plan to be fully functional through our website, social media, email, phone calls, and texts.  Explore our website’s new chat feature for immediate contact with an associate.  If you have any questions about our pieces or artists please reach out.  Our associates are able to respond to any of your inquiries and will do so promptly.

                          Gallery Directors
                          Krista Steed

                          Jamie Oberloh

                          John Marzolf
                          Broadmoor Galleries

                          We are able to ship products directly to you or arrange a safe pick up at an offsite location. If there is anything we’ve missed or any other way we can help you please let us know!

                          We’ll get through this together. Sincerely,

                          John Marzolf and the Broadmoor Galleries Staff