"When 'Meghan and Emma' (the portrait) has been at my desk in the Atrium, many who saw it have known Meghan since SHE was a child. The overwhelming reaction was awe - at the beauty & reality of the portrait...As if Meghan and Emma were the actual picture.... others stopped, not knowing anything about the portrait, merely drawn by the beauty of it, wanting to know how "that moment" was captured! It was always such a pleasure to tell them about you, having known Meghan since she was Emma's age!
I could go on and on, Rita, telling how special this portrait is - Emma is 20 mo. now. She's not a baby anymore - and the moment you captured in that picture, with my precious Meghan loving her little baby the way I loved her - is something I'll treasure for the rest of my life, and be grateful to you for the gift that you gave us.
God Bless You for using your gifts!!
Meghan absolutely LOVES the painting! Rob took a picture of the portrait with his camera so he could enjoy it until it comes into their home!
It’s an heirloom piece of art, Rita, and will be treasured for many lifetimes.
Thank you for working so hard on it."
Love, Krista Henson
I have always admired Rita's incredible talent as artist - particularly portraits. I contacted her about painting a wedding portrait of our daughter, Malissa, who was married in Charleston, SC last Spring. I had a picture that was my daughter's favorite, but Rita noticed the intricate details that needed to be changed immediately because the picture was taken outside while the wind was blowing. She requested other pictures of her wedding dress so she could incorporate the dress at its finest. I remember being nervous the day she was delivering the picture. Thinking, how will she capture Malissa's true features, will it really look like her! I was amazed! It looks exactly like our beautiful daughter and she captured every feature of her face, dress, the feathers in her hair and even a little wisp of hair that fell to her neck. Many people have walked into our home and remarked what a beautiful picture it is and when I tell them it is a painting, they cannot believe it! Thank you so much Rita for giving us a wonderful, lasting reminder of a very special day in our lives! Thank you for using your God given talents to create masterpieces!
Brenda and Jeff Williams