Rita Schwab is a vibrant and expressive painter. She works with much vigor and is a prolific creator. She works freely and spontaneously when in her element.
She calls her paintings ‘With and Through Spirit’ as most of her works are not pre-planned, rather guided through daily inspiration in meditation and reflection.
Rita loves to work outdoors. Not only does she receive her inspirations from nature, she also adds natural elements into her paintings such as sand, shells, leave imprints, seagrass, spanish moss, crystals and such. ‘When outdoors I can breathe and receive the energies needed to create. Put me indoors and I will suffocate’.
Rita is also a specialist in natural pigmentation as she has a background in ‘Natural Dyeing’ and ‘The Extraction of Natural Pigments from Nature’s Resources’.
Rita lives and works in Englewood,FL where she keeps her primary studio. In the summer she keeps a studio up north in the Catskills, NY. She teaches classes at various art centers and can be hired to give workshops internationally. Rita holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.