About the Artist
Ritch Gaiti, an emerging self-taught artist, has been painting
for over fifteen years. Born and raised in Brooklyn New York,
Ritch became visually attracted to the Native American subject
by the warm colors and the spiritual nature of the people and
the land. Inspired by the works of the legendary photographer
Edward S. Curtis and his colleagues who chronicled Indian life in
the 19th and 20th centuries, Ritch became sympathetic to the
Native American culture, their history and their fallen journey.
He paints of the people, the land and the spirits and tries to
recapture a feeling of a civilization long gone.
Each painting represents change--an evolution,
something coming, emerging, growing, evolving...
or something disappearing, vanishing...
the growth of a civilization
or the freedom of a horse running on the plains
or the buffalo on their way to extinction.
This series is dedicated to a simpler life...and of a time lost.
An ex-executive from Merrill Lynch, Ritch now dedicates his time to
his right brain and creative ventures. Ritch is an active writer and filmmaker.
For fun, Ritch enjoys tennis, skiing, flying and movies.
To see more of Ritch's work, visit his gallery at www.gaiti.com.