After having purchased a large "peony" watercolour entitled "Millennium Peony"...
Rita, I am looking at the most beautiful acquisition of my entire life.
June Parry, Hudson
I was greatly impressed by your wonderful work of art at the Big Brothers show. It was absolutely flawless. "Capital Sunday" had so many fine qualities that I felt it just had to be given the number one spot.
I was happy to act as the honorary patron of the Big Brothers show because it introduced me to your excellent skills and talents.
Congratulations in total for this fine creation.
Robert Hyndman, Ottawa
The Sunshine in Rita Shellard's personality is evident in all of
her paintings. A true devotee of art, Rita portrays all her
subjects with softness and grace. Her paintings capture beauty in
the simplicity of the landscape - be it an abandoned sugar shack,
an ice rink filled with colorful skaters or a '' one-horse-open-
sleigh" carrying blanketed riders across a frozen pond.
Her depiction of flowers is as true to life as one can find - each
individual petal of a glorious peony appearing so hardy but
yet, at the same time, so fragile.
As our collection grows, we are continually impressed by the
talent and the never-ending "love of life'' that emanates from
each and every one of Rita's paintings.
Sheila and Grant MacKenzie, Hudson
I have known Rita Shellard for several years now. And as an avid
gardener and owner of a nursery specializing in peonies, I am
always drawn to works of art depicting flowers...especially
peonies. Rita's paintings of peonies are incredible! Though the
pictures on the web site can be very good, believe me...in real
life Rita's peony paintings are truly stunning!
La Pivoinerie D'Aoust.
A few short months ago I saw some of Rita Shellard's watercolours
on the Web site. I do not buy many paintings, but I knew right
away that I had to have at least one of hers in my home! And now
I already have two of her peony paintings. She has the ability to
capture the beauty and delicacy of this magnificent flower.
During a short period of time I have grown to consider Rita a
friend. I am especially proud that a fellow Canadian and friend
will once again allow me the honour of having yet another one of
her works in my home. Rita has promised to create a
watercolor of one of my very own daylilies for me
personally a little later this year.
My next wish is that we could meet some day and share some hugs,
laughter and conversation face to face.
Joan Messer, Saskatchewan