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Rita Koch

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Beer Snax, 2016 Watercolor on Coasters 8 X 14" © Copyright 2016 Rita Koch
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Welcome Home, 2016 Watercolor on Paper 10 X 14" © Copyright 2016 Rita Koch
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Bovine Grapevine, October 2015 Oil on Canvas 11 X 14 X 3 Inches © Copyright 2015 Rita Koch
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Gallery Sitting, 2015 Watercolor on Paper 8"x8" © Copyright 2015 Rita Koch
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Tranquil Trio Watercolor on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Copyright Rita Koch 2015
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Shadow Dancing, 4/17/15 Watercolor on Paper 14 X 11 Inches © Copyright, Rita Koch 2015
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Watershed moment, 2014 Watercolor 14 X 11 Inches © Copyright, Rita Koch 2014
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Ruff Life, June 2014 Oil on Canvas 10 X 14 © Rita Koch © 2014
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Rowmanse, 2014 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 X 1.5 Inches © © Rita Koch 2014
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Farm on Lazy Brook, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 © Copyright, Rita Koch 2013
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Teaberry's Cupola, 2013 Watercolor 12 X 16" © copyright 2013 Rita Koch
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New Born Morn, 2013 Watercolor 12 X 16" © Copyright 2013 Rita Koch
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Lambertville Latte, 2013 Watercolor 10 X 17" © Copyright 2013 Rita Koch
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Frozen In Time, 2013 Watercolor 12 X 16" © Copyright 2013 Rita Koch
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Lovely Louise, 2012 Watercolor 12" X 16" © Copyright Rita Koch 2012
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Barbetta's Feast, 2012 Watercolor 12x16" © Copyright 2012
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Sunny Side of North Union, 2012 Watercolor 8x10" © Rita Koch Copyright 2012
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Yogi Wants to Play, 2012 Watercolor 12x16" © Copyright 2012
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Sticky Reds, 2008 Watercolor 12x16" © Rita Koch, 2008
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Von Trapp Farm, 2011 Watercolor 12 X 16" © Rita Koch 2011
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Magnolia, 2011 Watercolor 12x16" © Rita Koch 2011
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Winter Solstice, 2011 Watercolor 8x14" © Rita Koch 2011
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Cherry Mistmas, 2009 Watercolor 5x7" © Rita Koch 2009
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Sunday Supper, 2007 Watercolor 16x20" © Rita Koch 2007
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Adobe Abode, 2010 Watercolor 16x20" © Rita Koch 2010
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La Ventana, 2010 Watercolor 16x20" © Rita Koch 2010
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Shades of Summer, 2008 Watercolor 8x16" © Rita Koch 2008
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Spawning Shadows, 2011 Watercolor 18x 24" © Rita Koch 2011
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Sunday Ride Find, 2008 Watercolor 16x20 © Rita Koch 2008
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Mixed Signals, 2010 Watercolor 12x16" © Rita Koch 201O
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Dove at Dusk, Monteriggioni, Italy, 2008 Watercolor 12x16" © Rita Koch 2008
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Any Way You Slice It, 2011 Watercolor 7x15" © Rita Koch 2011
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Patti's Perch, 2009 Watercolor 16x20" © Rita Koch 2008
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Golden Arches, May, 2012 Watercolor 16 X 20" © Copyright Rita Koch 2012
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Green Eyed Gaze, May 2012 Pastel 8 X 10" © Rita Koch copyright 2012
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Rowmanse, 2014 Oil 30" X 40" © Copyright, Rita Koch 2014
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Ruff Life, 6/23/14 Oil on Wood 12 X 14" © Copyright, Rita Koch 2014
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Barbetta's Feast, 2012 Watercolor on Paper 16 X 20" © Copyright, Rita Koch 2014
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Shades of Summer, 2011 Watercolor on Paper 12" X 8" © Copyright Rita Koch 2011
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It's A Dance Thing, 2012 Watercolor on Paper 12" X 16" © copyright 2012 Rita Koch
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Central, NJ
Works in
NY/NJ/Phila Metro Area
Tags
watercolor; photo-realism; animals; nature; landscape; painting, realism, landscape
Statement

 

My love of color and texture began as a child, when I discovered oils and pastels at Humes School of Art in Rutherford, NJ. Watercolors were my form of expression in high school and college. And then, a hiatus until I happily traded my business career for paint, brushes and study at the Center for Contemporary Art, Hunterdon Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. To my delight, my passion for creating art rekindled with ease and I've rediscovered the fun of other media such as oil and pastel as well. 

I’m drawn to paint images that express the natural world, stimulate the senses and—in our fast-paced world—reveal moments that invite us to pause and consider how extraordinary the ordinary can be. Inspiration comes from faraway travels, my sunny kitchen or Sunday rides with my husband through Hunterdon County, NJ, in our 1960 Nash Metropolitan or 1959 Morris Minor Traveler (restoring classic cars is my husband’s hobby and another of my passions).

I work primarily in studio from digital photograph, so am often found with camera in hand, ready to capture the cool gray of a winter day, sun-warmed adobe against azure skies, soft red cardinal feathers, prickly yellow-green flower stems or the butter-colored stones of a Tuscan village. I want my paintings to convey all the beauty, all the humor and all the mystery of the moment.