Lita Gatlin, a native of Georgia, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, began drawing in pencil and ink at an early age and transitioned into the oil medium after college. In 2002, after a career in banking, the excitement of painting took over as she pursued art as a full-time career.
"The beauty and colors of the natural world around us provide the most inspiration for my painting," says Lita. "I am always amazed at the colors in nature and how they constantly change due to daylight and atmosphere." She strives to illustrate the effect of these changes on the mood and temperature of each composition.
While Lita primarily paints landscapes of the Southeastern United States and Europe, she also enjoys doing figurative work. "Whether it's people or animals, I love to capture life being lived." Through these works, she seeks to accurately reflect the emotions and actions of the figure while bringing the viewer into the setting as an active participant. Lita is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.
Scenes From the Low Country, (Solo Show), Daufuskie Art Gallery, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, June 2007
Point of View , Providence Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2006
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional "Miniature" Exhibition, Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia, September 2006
A Road Less Traveled, Providence Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, May, 2005
A Visual Harvest, - Gaston College - Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gastonia, North Carolina, November 2005
Competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetville Mueseum of Art, Fayetville, North Carolina, April 2003
Corporate Art Collections
Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina Dance Theater,Charlotte, North Carolina
Marriott Hotels, Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Living Communities, Charlotte, North Carolina