Marita is a Northwest native whose studio used to be at beautiful Priest Lake, Idaho, specializing in calligraphic art pieces and sculpture. She has since moved to Berthoud, Colorado, but still maintains her Priest Lake home. She welcomes special orders and commission work.
She began working in calligraphy in 1965 in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She has taught calligraphy from beginning through advanced levels since 1975 in Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Wisconsin and Idaho.
Most of her commercial work consists of reproductions of her original calligraphy, presented in an original format utilizing collage techniques with unique papers, hand made and hand colored papers, and found objects, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Prints of these pieces are offered on this website.She has a series of greeting cards produced from a selection of these pieces, which are scanned and printed on her computer. Original works are usually rendered in gouache (opaque watercolor) rather than ink on fine art papers.Marita began sculpting in 1986 under the tutelage of Kay Henkel in Palm Springs California, and works primarily in porcelain. Faces and horses usually decorate delicate but strong functional bowls and vases. Her sculptures include a series of Pioneer Women and Mother Earth figures.Both her calligraphy and porcelain sculptures and functional pieces are available at Art Works Gallery in Sandpoint Idaho and at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio in Lafayette Colorado. Be sure to visit these Galleries when you can – whether on line or in person!