(Photo is my beloved parents.)
Rita has worked to develop her artistic talents on her own over the years and made a business of doing other animal lovers pet portraits from their photos. She has been listed in the Who’s Who World Wide Registry, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who
in Executives and Professionals books over the years she has won many National awards for her art as well as regional and local awards. Her art has been published in magazines, such as” Over the Back Fence”, “Perfect Horse” and the “Buckeye Artisan” and is hanging in such noted homes and businesses as Doris Day’s California, Mount Carmel home, Big Brown’s portrait at Three Chimney Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, and numerous other homes and businesses around the world. Rita was a board member for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley for several years and sponsored a charitable fund raiser for them called “Art for the Animals” for thirteen years with all proceeds donated to help homeless animals in her area. Rita has done in school programs about spaying and neutering pets, volunteering at the shelter to help homeless animals and proper care to keep them healthy and safe in bad weather. She continues to support the local shelter to this day. She and her husband care for six dogs
and eight cats at present with countless dogs and cats through the course of their forty five year marriage.
Rita has helped raise funds for several wonderful causes through the years using her art talent as well as her love for horses. She has been sponsored on trail rides over the years for such causes as the American Cancer Society, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospitals, and
The Children’s Miracle Network.Rita has been a long time member of the Washington County Chapter of the Ohio
Horseman’s Council Inc. and was creator and chairperson for their annual Spaghetti Dinner / Auction for six years, as well as their more recent Horse Apple Bingo / Flea Market fundraiser. The proceeds from these fundraisers have been used in past years to help other horsemen in the group who have suffered major losses in life through
accidents and/or injuries, the group also donated back to local businesses after they suffered losses from flooding some years back, as well as helping to improve and maintain riding trails and campgrounds around the area for all horsemen to use and enjoy.
Send your favorite photo of your pet, or a loved one's pet, and I can draw or paint a life like portrait that you or they can cherish for years to come. Helping to keep the loving memories of years gone by with your beloved pet or to inspire you to create new lasting memories with them everyday.
Pet portraits are the perfect gift for anyone who has, or has had a special pet in their life be it a dog, cat, horse, bird, turtle, snake or any other unusual beloved pet.
Taking Christmas orders till December 12th, 2019
222 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750, US