Issaquah, Washington - United States

Original Artworks (4)

Rita Gesinger; Young Ballerina, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A composition of a ballerina in soft white- pinks with an ultramarine blue background. ...
Rita Gesinger
Original Oil Painting, 2000
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Rita Gesinger; Lady In Red, 2001, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Art decco jazz performer with band in background.  Floor is black and white checkered, perspective of floor is slightly warped. ...
Rita Gesinger
Original Oil Painting, 2001
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Rita Gesinger; The Lobster Wins, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 Giclee print, original not for sale, of still life featuring a lobster, copper teapot, and varigated green wine bottle. ...
Rita Gesinger
Original Oil Painting, 2000
18 x 15 inches (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
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Rita Gesinger; Nesting, 2000, Original Watercolor, 14 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Giclee. Original not for sale. Yellow and gold nest with sky- blue egg, country feeling. ...
Rita Gesinger
Original Watercolor, 2000
14 x 12 inches (35.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am driven with a passion for visually expressing what is happening in and around my life, finding the significance within the commonplace. Painting with simple elegance and warmth, my intent is to create works of art that express the beauty, the eternal within daily scenes. I strive to expand the viewer's vision, their awareness and their experience of the magic within life. Viewers find themselves intrigued and enchanted. They are taken on an artistic journey within the world I have created.

Whether a landscape, still life or portrait-like image, in action or contemplation, the narrative is always in my art. Starting with just one idea, the painting begins to take over. A dialog begins with the characters and spaces they occupy with a general agreement between all as to what will happen next. The figures in my paintings and the negatives that surround them arrange themselves.

Although my subject matter primarily centers around natural forms, I transcend the ordinary by interpreting these elements through rich and varied media, including: oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, clay and wood. The introduction to oil bar has been a major influence on me and my work. The possibilities of using oil bars in a dense and highly controlled fashion immediately fascinated me. It allows an even more intimate feeling in the creative process to be translated into my paintings.

Today, I am interested in how spots of color advance and recede to produce tension and life, conveying how body, mind and spirit all interact with each other to produce joy, harmony, light and energy. The rhythm of lights and darks with a melody line that informs, completes another painting, another story.

My art reflects a number of influences: life, metaphysics, and these artists:

&<61623; Cézanne's simplified forms attempted to develop an ideal synthesis of naturalistic representation, personal expression, and abstract pictorial order.

&<61623; Hawthorne showed me how light shapes objects and to think in terms that everything, before it is anything, exists as spots of color.

&<61623; Klee's "art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible" concept is one of the underlying forces that shape my work.

&<61623; Matisse’s when it came to conveying meaning that arrangement of color is as important as a painting's subject matter.


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