Lita Gatin

About the Artist
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 with daylight and atmosphere.” She strives to show the effect of these changes on the mood and temperature of each painting. While, Lita primarily paints landscapes of the low country, North Carolina mountains and Europe, she also enjoys nonposed figurative work. “Whether it’s people or animals, I love to capture life being lived.” She strives to accurately reflect the emotions and actions of the figure and bring the viewer into the setting. Lita is an Associate member of Oil Painters of America.

Exhibitions

  • Carolina’s Got Art Salon, Charlotte, NC, July 2013
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC, February 2013
  • Blue Ridge Views (Solo Show), Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC, August 2012
  • Scenes of the High Country (Solo Show), Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC, July 2010
  • Salon des Refusé, ElderArt, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2009 and October 2010
  • Scenes from the Low Country (Solo Show), Daufuskie Art Gallery, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, June 2008
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, Florida, Nov 2007
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional “Miniature” Exhibition, Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia, Sep 2006
  • A Visual Harvest, Gaston College – Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gastonia, North Carolina, Nov 2005
  • Competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, Apr 2003

Galleries
Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Four Corners Gallery, Bluffton, South Carolina
Magnolia Gallery, Lake Oconee, Georgia
Providence Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Watson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Corporate Art
Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial, Augusta, Georgia
Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina
Marriott Hotels, Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina Dance Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina
Williams Mullen, Raleigh, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia