Rita-Anne Piquet, SCA

Artist Statement
The common thread running through all my work seems to be the notion of place.  My paintings speak of a private refuge which affords calm and shelter.  They are silent spaces, inviting meditation. 

    “… some men are born out of their due place (and) … they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not.  … Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves.  …Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.  Here is the home he sought. …Here at last he finds rest.” 

            The Moon and Sixpence, Somerset Maugham

Art is the vehicle to explore and know my world, in its intimate moments and places.

In the last few years, I have been focussing on classical realist painting techniques, studying botanical art at the Royal Ontario Museum and painting in the style of the Dutch still life masters at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
The paintings that I create are personal studies, yet they tell timeless stories.

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