The Artist

Rita Thornton

AWS & NWS Signature Member , Society of Animal Artists Juried Associate Member

Early in my career I explored every subject imaginable. I found wildlife and floral's to be my favorite subjects. Floral's for their wonderful colors and wildlife for their wonderful spirits. Painting comes from within. It is the process of taking shapes, colors, and values and being passionate about putting it all together.

I have always loved animals and I believe they are our greatest gifts and teachers. I have been privileged to be able to travel to Kenya and Tanzania many times to photograph and observe the wildlife of East Africa. Being able to travel to Africa has been the realization of a life-long dream for me. A life changing experience.

I work in watercolor, acrylic, and pen and ink, and am honored to be an elected signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and a juried associate member of the Society of Animal Artists.

My home gallery and studio are open to the public by appointment.

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