Rita Wilmers is a visual artist working in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and pen and ink works both large and small. Through my art I have a voice, a purpose. Each painting, each drawing tells a story. My works are an expression of my life experience and thoughts at the time they are created. Love of movement, texture and color are an integral part of my artwork. Incorporated in many of my paintings are recycled materials. I am an “explorer” creating with no boundaries and “mistakes” become joyful surprises.
Highlights of my career include being featured on the hit TV series “Gossip Girl” episodes, “Bad News Blair’ and “High Society”. Twenty-five paintings became part of an art opening of the fictitious Bedford Avenue Brooklyn gallery.
In 2010, several paintings were included in an international exhibition of contemporary artists in the Jinzhijian Museum of Art in Beijing, China.
Manhattan Theatre Source selected my painting “Leap of Faith” as a promotional piece for their Estrongenius ’07 festival. The painting was then used as a cover for their published book of plays.
My art has been exhibited in several solo shows including galleries and various venues in the tri-state area. I have participated in group shows being the recipient of several awards, and an “Artist in Residence” from 2010-2012 at the National Art League in Douglaston, NY. I have also been the subject of articles in major NYC newspapers including the New York Post and Art news publications.
Currently I am part of an art cooperative “The Art Loft” working in my studio space in Port Washington, NY. Contact me at 718-704-7691 To view additional artwork visit my website at: www.wilmersart.com or