Rita Kirkman: Beauty of the Beast

Rita Kirkman, after spending years as a portrait artist, has become known for her award winning pastels spanning portraiture, figurative and landscape scenes. Kirkman has appeared in publications such as Southwest Art, The Pastel Journal, and American Artist magazine, and has received countless awards from juried exhibitions, major publications, and outdoor festivals, including Best of Media at the 2012 Rockport Art Festival.

Kirkman's latest work explores her love of ranch animal portraiture, capturing the majesty and character of animals that have and continue to inhabit the Texas landscape. Kirkman will be present for a Gallery Talk & Reception on Saturday, May 16, and the show will continue through June 13, 2015.