Oct 3rd – Nov 30th: Ramona Stites

Grassland Pasture, 16" x 20", Oil on Canvas

Grassland Pasture, 16″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas

Ramona Stites, a Made In Clarkdale Artist, is the featured artist at Gallery 527 in Jerome, AZ from Oct. 3rd – Nov. 30th.

Fall Pastureland, 20" x 24", Oil on Canvas

Fall Pastureland, 20″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas

Her new body of work, to include 15 new oil paintings, is themed “Playing with Knifes”. Stites, long time resident and established artist in the Verde Valley is known for her contemporary Southwestern landscape paintings in oil and pastel as well as her abstract paintings in oil and acrylic.

Ramona has lived in the Verde Valley since the mid 70’s and began her art career in the early 90’s. Her distinctive style has developed over the years and she has shown her work both locally and out of state. Her collectors have come to know her work through various art publications and galleries as well as her own gallery, which she ran from 2002 through 2009. Stites currently works from her in home studio in Clarkdale, AZ.

A Quiet Place, 10" x 20", Oil on Canvas

A Quiet Place, 10″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas

Ms. Stites is always experimenting and trying new things, but her roots are in her landscape work. Her newest pieces are all created with a palette knife. Generally Stites works with brushes, but sometimes also combines techniques. In this series she uses strictly painting knives for paint application. Her new works are inspired from scenes in Arizona and New Mexico.

Gallery Information:

Gallery 527  527 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331   (928) 649-2277