Rita Hisar lives in a world of unapologetic color. Inspired by the beauty of vibrant color and the passion of her subjects, she paints portraits of celebrities and icons using only a knife and acrylic paint. Using an intuitive technique, her paintings have been described as “raw”, “sensual” and “vibran”t. Her use of bright colors and thick strokes celebrate the unique passion of each subject.
She is an emerging Contemporary Artist of Italian/Czech descent based in Canada. She has been passionate about art all her life, but only recently has decided to pursue it seriously. Although largely self-taught, she has studied art formally at OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design University ) in Canada. Her work has appeared in galleries in Toronto, Canada; London, England and the Turks and Caicos.
“I have always been fascinated by people-what motivates them, what are they passionate about and how you can see it in their face, in their eyes. That elusive quality is what I want to capture in my paintings through color.” -Rita Hisar