Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Elise Ritter, Vienna Rose, 2018
Acrylics and Collage
© Elise Ritter


December's Artist Watch at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life brings you the light-filled artworks of award-winning painter Elise Ritter, a resident of Arlington, Virginia.

Formerly a journalist and clinical social worker who turned to painting beginning in 2003, Elise has received numerous awards for her work, which has been published in a range of books and magazines here and abroad. She is a juried member of the local Arlington Artists Alliance and regional Potomac Valley Watercolorists. For inspiration, she draws on the beauty she finds in the stained glass windows of cathedrals, religious icons, and the gold-accented Symbolist art of Vienna, Austria.

For today's Artist Watch, Elise has shared images of her beautiful, spiritually themed paintings, her Artist Statement, and a biographical profile that includes links to her Website and galleries where her work has been exhibited or can be purchased.

Note: The image above is from Elise's "Vienna Gold: Inspired by Klimt", a group exhibition she organized, which opens January 27, 2019, in the Great Hall of National United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. In addition to Elise's work, the show features art by Jackie Afram, Elizabeth Hudgins, Kat Jamieson, Linda Maldonado, Anna Schalk, and Deborah Taylor.

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