"I paint to capture a mood or emotion, something that draws the viewer into a place that resonates with me and communicates the intimacy of nature."
Marita is a contemporary American Landscape Painter. She attributes her love of painting to her mother, who enrolled her in the children’s program at the Portland Art Museum at the age of ten, where she learned to appreciate, draw and paint the spectacular Oregon vistas. After college and a successful career in business, she realized that the enjoyment that she felt during her early years could be the beginning of a full-time passion. She is inspired by the ethereal possibilities of landscape painting. Her work is infused with subtle color effects and close values, creating an atmospheric quality, mystery and a soft interpretation of what she sees and draws in nature and then visualizes in her studio. She paints in oil, primarily landscapes near her homes in the Texas and Massachusetts.