Ritch Gaiti’s ethereal paintings commemorate the West – a horse runs free on the open range; a buffalo oversees the plains that he rules; a proud people enjoy a rich culture and oneness with the land. The paintings are about change, evolution, and extinction – something emerges, something disappears. The series is executed primarily in oils, often heavily textured to add another dimension and give the effect of time.
An emerging self-taught artist, Ritch is rapidly building a strong following with galleries and collectors throughout the world. Recently, he won The People’s Choice Award of the American Plains Artists exhibition and The Judges Award of Merit in the Trail of Painted Ponies National Art Competition.
A member of the Oil Painters of America, American Plains Artists and Cowboy Heritage Artists and Photographers Society (CHAPS), Ritch has been selected to be a contributing artist to the collaborative mosaic Le Chadeau du Cheval – the Horse Gift.
Ritch’s work has been featured in several magazines, including Horses in Art, Sideways, a national horse magazine, Southwest Art and Art of the West. He has exhibited in corporate venues as well museums across the country.
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