RitaMontrosse Panel

   

I am a native to West Virginia and have taught art for 34 years at Princeton Senior High School in Mercer County. Presently, I am an adjunct instructor of watercolor and metalsmithing at Concord University.

 My paintings reflect a personal relationship with my environment either at home in the mountains of West Virginia or in my travels. My many sketches and photographs provide material for my watercolors/mixed media paintings, and have even influenced my jewelry designs. Whichever media I use, I work in a series starting with a representational theme and pushing it as far as I can in developing the concepts. I do not set a limit to the number in a series, just working it until it seems complete. Often a series will be revisited because I can’t release it or I have had an insight into a new compositional arrangement.

 I feel fortunate that I live in the beautiful state of West Virginia and have been able to work at what I love, both as an art teacher and an artist/artisan.

Signature Memberships

Southern Watercolor Society
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Georgia Watercolor Society
West Virginia Watercolor Society
Tamarack, Best of WV    Juried Artist
Allied Artist of WV    Juried Artist Blacksburg Regional Art Association    Exhibiting Artist

Title: Appalachian Sunrise
Medium: Watercolor/Acrylic on rice paper applied to watercolor paper
Dimensions: 28" x 35"
Price: $1,100.00

Title: Caida Forum
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 28" x 35"
Price: $1,100.00

Title: Interrupted Interlude
Medium: Acrylic on Yupo
Dimensions: 26" x 26"
Price: $400.00

Title: Metropolitan Transfer
Medium: Watercolor on Yupo
Dimensions: 27" x 34"
Price: $900.00

Title: Opposing Forces
Medium: Watercolor on Yupo
Dimensions: 26" x 32"
Price: $900.00

Title: Secret Mystery
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 25" x 30"
Price: $600.00

Title: Urban Intersection
Medium: Watercolor/Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 28" x 35"
Price: $1,100.00