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Rita De Ruysscher

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Telephone: 613-434-2427

Rita De Ruysscher was born in Belgium and at a young age, emigrated to Canada with her family.  From an early age, she loved languages, and was trilingual by the time she was eight. This led her to study languages in CEGEP and university, and she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Translation from the Université de Montréal in 1978.  However, she was also interested in art and would spend many evenings drawing. 

Since her retirement in 2001, she has taken up watercolour painting.  She is mostly self-taught but has also taken numerous watercolour workshops with well known artists from the Société Canadienne de l'Aquarelle, as well as other artists from the West Island.  This has enabled her to explore the intricacies and the magic of this unpredictable medium.  Furthermore, in order to hone her drawing and observation skills, she has also joined a Life Model Drawing group which meets every week. 

Watercolours fascinated her with their transparencies and luminosity, pastels enthralled her with their punches of colour and their vibrancy.  Also, they so elegantly combined drawing and painting techniques.  She has recently decided to take the plunge and try out this technique, and is quite intent on gaining some proficiency in this medium.

Rita loves to share through her paintings her passion for travelling, flowers, nature and architecture. 

She joined the PSEC in January 2011 in order to meet and share with other pastel artists.

Rita is looking forward to developing her skills in pastel painting through classes and workshops.

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