Cita has lived in Tucson, AZ for almost 30 years. The colors and light of the Southwest infuse her work, which celebrates nature through still life, landscapes and gardenscapes in acrylic, collage and photography. Born in California, Cita grew up on the east coast and traveled extensively, particularly in Europe where she studied at La. Academia de Bettas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid and La Sorbonne in Paris. A major in studio art and art history, she received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in N.Y. She was an assistant painting instructor for the University of Michigan’s Semester Abroad art program in Lacoste, France and spent several summers painting near Barcelona. Before painting full time, she was assistant director of The Pyramid Galleries in Washington, D.C. and manager of The Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York. Cita has had museum exhibits at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N.C..as well as numerous group and solo exhibits in Washington, DC, Tucson, California and NY. Her work is represented in museum and corporate collections, as well as private collections throughout the country.
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About the Process
Through painting and photography, my work focuses on beauty as revealed in the limitless, quotidian interaction of light and color. There are so many poems and quiet voices waiting to be heard! This has become even more alive and intense during COVID, when Nature speaks with a louder voice to offer us gifts daily. Rooted in the tradition of still life, my work explores relationships, sometimes traveling back in time, yet always using contemporary vernacular to engage in conversation with the inanimate around us. I hope, as sanctuary art, my images offer respite, joy and wonder. Today more than ever my work celebrates the mystery of the ephemeral.
How to Purchase
Please visit my website, citascott.com, for more images from the Pan y Flores Quarantine Bread Series and other work. I’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.