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Artist Rita Olin


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Biography


My grandmother and mother were both talented artists.  I was constantly impressed with the beautiful paintings they created.  Their influence, coupled with growing up in a family that spent lots of time camping along the southern California coast and in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, gave me an appreciation for and interest in landscape painting.  After a career as a financial analyst at the University of California, Irvine, I took advantage of the opportunity to pursue my fascination with art.  I am inspired by the French Impressionists, Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, and by the work of early and contemporary California Impressionists.  Southern California, with its rich landscape beauty, is a perfect region for outdoor painters.  Painting landscapes allows me to become familiar with the environment in a way I can't otherwise experience it. My goal is to capture that experience in my art.
 
Exhibitions
2019
Newport Bay Conservancy and SOCALPAPA Juried Show, Newport Beach, CA
 
2018
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "Spring Palette," Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
 
2017
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "Spot of Color," Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
 
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "OC Parks and Back Bay Juried Show," Newport Beach, CA
 
2016
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "Painting the Light - Land and Sea," Studio 2817, Newport Beach, CA
 
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "Painting the Light of Spring," Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
 
2015
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association "Painting the Light - Day and Night," Studio 2817, Newport Beach, CA, Honorable Mention Award
 
Orange County Fair Plein Air Invitational, Costa Mesa, CA
 
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, "OC Parks and Back Bay Juried Show," Newport Beach, CA
 
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, "Painting the Light--Here, There and Everywhere," Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, Second Place Award 
 
2014
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, "OC Parks and Back Bay [...]

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