Artist Ritsuko Stilson

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  Ritsuko was born in a suburb of Tokyo, Japan.  She graduated college with a bachelor's degree for Clothing Science and Fine Arts.  In her last two years of college, she also studied at a college of fashion design in the evenings and graduated both schools the same year.  While she was working as a fashion designer, she met her husband in Tokyo.  He brought her to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in 1990.   After raising two children, she decided to follow her passion.  She started as a realistic painter and now she is working on the way to naturalism and impressionism.   She enjoys painting pretty much anything around Wilmington...beautiful beach, saltmarsh, riverfront, street, wildlife and colorful local people.
Cape Fear Refrections Fine Art Gallery
555 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 409-4751
Juried into 2014 to 2018 Wilmington Art Association Spring Art show (pastel and oil)
Honorable Mention Award at 2018 Fine Art League of Cary Juried Exhibition (oil)
Third Place at 2018 NC Azalea Festival Plein Air Competition (pastel) 
Honorable Mention Award at 2017 Landfall Art Show (oil)
Honorable Mention Award at 2016 ArtFall (oil)
Honorable Mention Award at 2016 Landfall Art Show (oil)
Third Prize in oil at 2015 Silver Arts (oil)
Honorable Mention Award and People’s Choice Award at 2014 Bellamy Mansion Emerging Artist Show (both oil)
Honorable Mention Award at 2014 Landfall Art Show (oil)
Wilmington Art Association - 2014 to current
Oil Painters of America - 2016 to current

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