About the Artist:
DiTa has worked with watercolors for 15 years and other media (Polaroid transfers and digital photography) with past gallery shows in Texas, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Florida.(1985-2000) Recently, she is painting with acrylics, has studied with Dan Graziano, Philip Frey, Bobbi Heath, Irene Plummer, Debra Arter and Angela Anderson. DiTa resides in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
She is known among her fellow artists as a "colorist."
Every painting is like a wonderland reflection of the best parts of the world. Ever impulsive, bright, and whimsical, DiTa's artwork reflects the vibrant colors of her soul. There's an integrity and honesty captured in each piece that will inspire a sense of wonder and exploration in her viewers and collectors. DiTa has studied encaustics with Otty Merrill, Helene Farrar and Kendra Denny. She has had 2 shows at the Granite Gallery featuring her encaustics (2016-2017).
Florals & Plein Air Gardens
now on sale at The Flower Goddess
DiTa has an image in the COCA (Center on Contemporary Art: Seattle, WA)
My work is a connection to my everyday: evocative colors, unexpected patterns of light or the sublime quality of ordinary objects. Beginning with canvases primed in purples, reds, yellow or black, I work to create a current, vibrant painting. The underpaintings make the colors vibrate. My paintings evolve with fearless broad strokes and bright colors from drawings, plein air sketches or photographs. While being primarily self-taught, I have combined the influence of prominent artists with whom I have studied to develop a style of my own: images - moments frozen fresh and bright.
Most Recent Resume 2012-2017
Juried Gallery Member at the Port Clyde Art Gallery, Port Clyde
Kefauver Studio Gallery, Damariscotta
Atlantic Motor Company, Wiscasett
Juried shows in Maine:
River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta
The Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship
Rockland Public Library
Aldermere Farm Gallery, Rockport
Mars Hall Gallery, Tenants Harbor
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast
Jackson Memorial Library, St George
Artascope at Bickford Education Center, Yarmouth
She is represented by the Port Clyde Art Gallery (Port Clyde, ME) and the Kefauver Studio and Gallery (Damariscotta, ME).
DiTa is also a poet and has been published in the Dooryards Under Monhegan Sky, Jump Lines, The Loft Anthology Lay Bare the Canvas. A Goldfinch’s Winter Garden, her first chapbook, accompanied encaustic bird assemblages. Her second chapbook, Reach up and Trap a Handful of Sky was illustrated by encaustic abstract landscapery. Her poetic aesthetic is whimsical yet controlled. She enjoys writing in traditional forms, free verse as well as prose poetry. The chapbooks are avaialbe for purchase. S10 each plus $3.25 shipping & handling.