Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas Artist Veteran

Artist Statement

         By combining crisp line work in pen & ink with the blended, smooth form I create using colored pencil and ink washes, I speak to the viewer visually about shared relationships and meaning in the subjects that I draw. Through art, I take familiar objects and present them using linear movement and with harmonious color to bring about an emotional response within my audience. When we leave this world, we take nothing with us, yet connections and relationships permeate through the objects and people that exist all around us.

         I specifically aim to integrate common material derived from my many years of cultural study and experiences into the artwork, so that I evoke a feeling of peace in the viewer. I focus on producing works that define cultural relationships and meaning through familiar objects.

         To see more of Rita’s work go to: http://www.finaleaccents.wordpress.com