Rita Whitaker is a uniquely gifted artist, unique in that she painted in watercolour and enamels her paintings in a manner known only to herself. Her enamelling process is her secret but her works are treasured by all who possess them. Rita, whose paintings are mostly miniatures, is a member of the Royal Miniature Society and the Miniature Arts Society on Florida. It was during a long stay in the United States that she began experimenting with the use of enamelling for paintings, having previously worked for London Jewellers.
Her favourite subjects are wildlife, buildings of architectural merit and historic significance. Going back over the generations is one of her delights. She has the ability to bring alive street scenes, farming and other activities as they were many years ago.
She received the distinction of an honourable mention for the Royal Miniature Society's Old Memorial Bowl Award in 1994. The Medici Society, with whom she exhibits, has purchased the copyright of many of her paintings. Her works are regularly exhibited at the Royal Miniature Society's annual exhibition in London. She has also exhibited at the Royal Academy and of course, through the societies of which she is now a member both in Britain and America.
Her Miniatures are always available at Grimes House Gallery.