Rita Dare


“The expressive paintings aim to evoke a feeling, or to capture an impression of a sense of place, using light and darkness, an atmosphere or an unexpected detail, rather than a direct likeness energising the stillness and creating diffused light, the quiet moment, the in-between, the simplicity, the calmness and the beauty of the transience of life and of nature. Running through the work is the thread of opposites to celebrate the strength and fragility of being human.”


‘Hertfordshire Landscape Painter of the year Finalist’ featured in the Hertfordshire Life Magazine
Selected for ‘The New Designers’ The Business Design Centre Islington London
Selected as a Member of The Designer Crafts at the Mall Galleries London
Awarded the ‘John Goddan’ Prize The Members Choice Award by The Hertford Art Society
Awarded the ‘Best in Show’ at the Much Hadham Art Society
Artist in Residence at The Courtyard Arts Centre Gallery Hertford, delivering workshops and demonstrations for adults and children
Member of ‘The Philosophical Painters’
Article feature about my ‘St Ives Setting Sun’ painting on the Painters Online website


Masters Degree in Fine and Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Herts
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Herts


The Gibberd Gallery Harlow Essex
The Philosophical Painters at Myddelton Gardens Enfield
Solo Exhibition at the Letchworth Art Centre
Solo Exhibition The Courtyard Arts Centre Gallery
Ayot St Lawrence Art Show
Selected for the Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition Hertford Herts
Selected for The Courtyard Open Exhibition
The Tudor House Gallery, Sawbridgeworth Herts
Maynard Gallery Welwyn Garden City Herts
The Margaret Harvey Gallery Hatfield Herts
University of Hertfordshire Gallery Hatfield Herts

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