Do. Not. Lick. The idea behind this painting was to create a picture which would make the viewer want to lick it because it looked so delicious, sweet and life like. The colors and texture, using a palette knife, make this painting come alive.
Rita Hisar is an emerging Contemporary Artist who paints vibrant paintings with acrylic paint and knife. She specializes in portraits, using an Expressionistic/Pop art style. She is of Italian/Czech descent, based in Toronto Canada. Although she has painted all of her life, only recently did she decide to pursue it with abandon, after working as a lawyer and teacher. Although largely self-taught, she has also studied art formally at The Toronto School of Art and The Ontario College of Art and Design. She is inspired by her travels, nature and the urban/Pop Culture culture surrounding her. Her work has recently appeared in exhibits in New York, Miami, London, Toronto and Turks and Caicos.