Fine Art in Oil

Rita Beckford is an accomplished artist specializing in canine and wildife subjects in oil.

The following painting is entitled Sidewalk Sale. It was inspired from a picture taken by a family member on a recent trip to various towns in India. Taken from a taxi cab window, the picture captures real-life bartering on a street corner near the Taj Mahal in 2009. 




1st Place at Fort Scott Fine Arts Exhibit

2011FortScottPicHeartland Art Guild member Rita Beckford of Paola won first place in the painting category at the 19th annual Fine Arts Exhibit at Fort Scott. This was her second consecutive year winning in the category. Her winning piece was a painting based on a photograph of her daughter’s dog, Abby, a terrier mix who was rescued from a shelter. Click here for the full story.