Rhea G Pettit

Dancing with the Stars
Rolling in the Deep

About the artist

I pretty much love all genres of art, but I'm especially drawn to portrait painting. I have a passion for earth's residents: people and other species. 

I majored in fine art at the University of Texas, but the huge abstracts that were all the rage back then just weren't my style, and I wanted to earn a living. I switched to a more "practical" degree in graphic design. For the next 25 years I was a professional designer, doing a few paintings here and there, and a lot of digital collage for fun.

Since 2013, I have diligently devoted time to practice fine art and grow as a painter. I've taken workshops with David Shevlino, Jennifer Balkan, Karen Offutt, and at Laguna Gloria, which have been very helpful. In June 2016 I transitioned to painting full time as a professional artist.

I draw inspiration from the multitude of contemporary masters working today, as well as the ones who came before us.

I have shown in Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, NYC, Taylor, Waco, Dallas, and Conroe group shows, and had a solo show in Georgetown. I'm a member of Capitol Art Society, and look forward to showing with them this fall.

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