As a child Rick loved to sketch the world around him, creating drawings of buildings, people, trees and flowers. His art education includes studies in high school and college in Wisconsin, USA.
He uses acrylics for his mural and abstract work, water-based paints for decorative finishes and often pastels for his fine art paintings. Whenever possible he will research and utilize healthy, alternative products/materials for his clients such as non-toxic, low VOC paints, all natural plasters, etc.
Rick especially enjoys depicting local architecture and scenes throughout the USA, Ukraine and Colombia. He will often work in a representational style with touches of impressionism. Typically he draws inspiration and details from his own photography or from subjects at hand, occasionally as a plein air painter.
His work has been displayed in Wisconsin, New Mexico USA, Ukraine and soon Colombia galleries and coffee shops. In past years Rick’s pastels have been juried into several national art competitions sponsored by the Pastel Society of North Florida, the online Period Gallery and the Austin Pastel Society. He was a past member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, previous President of the Southeast and renamed Wisconsin Pastel Society, and a former member of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.
In Ukraine, November 2010 to January 2011, he had exhibited his acrylic paintings on prepared panels at Nika gallery and Korobchinskiy Art Centre in Odessa. Future exhibitions are in the plans, for Colombia, including some figurative work and abstract paintings, a new and exciting topical tangent for Rick to revisit and invigorate.
Presently Rick is living in beautiful, diverse Medellin, Colombia. Arrived October, 2016, and is enjoying the great potential for creative release in such an energized, stimulating environment and friendly culture.
Rick is now featuring an abstract series of paintings for gallery and product imprint designs. Additionally is renewing the figurative painting, pastel efforts as well. I hope you are enjoying my website and my new online store, recently completed.
Interested in purchasing a Rick Citta Painting? If so visit the Online Store. Click on Online Store. Click on the painting of your choice. You will be guided through the order and payment process.
Please note: Paintings in my galleries may or may not be available for sale. If sold they will not appear in the Online Store.