As a child if there was a pen in my hand, every wall, floor and curtain would be newly decorated… until I discovered paper as another way to clear the endless exciting images blooming in my head. My dad was also very grateful for this discovery.
As I got older all of this led to studies in 3D and graphic design and finally my master’s degree in Illustration.
After working for different companies as an illustrator, 2D and 3D animator and video-games concept artist, decided to create an indie studio with a partner, where we created the invigorating puzzle game “Vizati”, which won numerous awards including 1º Prize at Microsoft XNA Pizza Night 2010.
In 2014-2015 I was honored to work at one of the largest privately owned art dealers in the world – Park West Gallery – meeting international artists, such as Alfred Gockel, David Najar, Lebo. Being on this environment allowed me to gain understanding in depth and knownledge of works by the masters such as Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Miró and Goya.
Recently I decided to expand my passion for art and color and add them to a new medium so that my customers can enjoy art a new way. By placing art on items we use daily and wear, we are literally surrounding by it. You can check my Etsy Page: Rita Silva Artisen
From all of these experiences and education I have come to believe that it’s possible for me to successfully blend all forms that I am impassioned about – illustration, animation, photography, visual effects, including music – into my own original dynamic and unique art for galleries, private clients, as well as commercial industries and artisen collections.
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. – Langston Hughes