Located at: 1041 Arthur St, Suite D, Iowa City, IA 52240 Tel: (319) 855-4755
There's much to see here so take your time, look around. We are updating our gallery regularly but we always enjoy hearing from visitors, so don't hesitate to contact us at (319) 855-4755 or through email at email@example.com with any questions or interest in anything you see. We are happy to assist you with purchasing any of the artworks for sale here or putting you in touch with any of the artists regarding commissioned work.
"The Nature of Color, the Color of Thought, the Thought of Nature"
Lost Rita Studio is a joint venture by Eve Minkler and Ashley Gillette.
We each have our unique styles, but our common theme is an intuitive interpretation of the natural world through the lens of color, energy, and the way humans infuse what they see in nature with their own very personal meaning.
We use a variety of materials, including acrylic and oil paint, alcohol ink, and other media, and we are committed to creation with a beginner’s mind, in a constant state of wonder, and with a perpetual spirit of experimentation over mastery.
~ Eve Minkler
Gallery works are certainly for sale online as well as in the gallery. If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork pieces on this site, please contact the gallery either by phone at (319) 855-4755 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use our quick contact form below.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the art works for sale here, please contact our gallery office at (319) 855-4755 or email us at email@example.com Click on an image below to enlarge and view information about the art work. If you'd like a larger image to view before purchase, please contact us. Since the gallery is always in progress, all images will have prices and full information listed very shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Bold lines and indistinct edges come together in a watery landscape of smudged photographs and half-memories. Karl’s works in charcoal evoke a nostalgia for a time you never experienced and a longing for something you never lost. He creates in monochrome worlds that exist at the edges of the paper, in between the lines, and at the end of a long day.Karl studied formally at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deeply influenced by Edgar Degas and Käthe Kollwitz, Karl’s charcoal works presents a dynamic and multidimensional approach to the artform. See more of Karl's work at: https://www.karlsternberg.com
"Scott Blvd" by Karl Sternberg. Charcoal, White & Red Chalk on Paper. 26 5/8 x 36 3/8 Inches. Framed. SOLD.
As you walk through a familiar, idyllic scene, you are suddenly confronted by the unknown, a jagged and alien version of what you thought you knew. Such is the imagination of R. E. Henry. At once sentimental and twisted, Henry’s brave colors and audacious lines will lure you in with the promise of bucolic harmony and then confront you with the excitement and confusion of life.The bold and unapologetic style will bring any room to life. From Henry's historic scenes re-imagined to his observations on nature, Henry’s work will complement and complete every taste and style.
Family Portrait, Depression 1930 by RE Henry. Oil on canvas, 30in X 40in, framed in 100+ yrs-old barn wood. $3000
From dreams in technicolor to nightmares that melt from one form into another, Bella’s work crosses the divide between traditional and trans-formative. A flirtation with bold and brilliant color is softened into a spectrum of surreal delight with an undercurrent of anxiety and alarm. Bella studied at the University of Wyoming at Laramie. Art has been her passion for years, and - unable to limit herself to one medium - Bella has translated that love into oils, acrylics, multimedia sculptures, and textile arts.
"Their Fading World" by Bella Vine. 12in. X 14 1/2in. Oil on canvas (original in private collection.) Limited prints available. $85
Eve Minkler is a local ghostwriter, novelist, poet, jazz singer, and self-taught painter working mostly in fluid acrylics and alcohol inks in an abstract style. She believes art can be like jazz improvisation or stream-of-consciousness poetry, tapping directly into the river of creative energy from which all artists draw and flowing through the subconscious mind, through the medium, and onto the canvas or paper. Each painting represents a three-pointed effort: the artist, the paint, and fate contribute equally. Eve’s paintings tend to manifest themes of nature, music, and metaphysics. See more of Eve's work at: https://www.eveinkstudio.com/
"That Old Black Magic" by Eve Minkler. Acrylics on canvas. 22 X 28in. $385
"Grampa's Pond" by R.E. Henry. Oil on deep gallery wrapped canvas. 30 X 40in. $550 Rare and worthy find!
Though he wishes to remain Anonymous, the artist's works can and will cause you to stop and look deeply into them. He feels most will only see him in his work rather than what they may see in their own interpretation of pieces, so he will not allow very much information to go out about himself. Recently, an avid collector purchased the remaining four paintings by Anonymous. He is now working on his third series/collection and anticipates gallery ready pieces in December 2019. He asks that you contact him through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peruse the art gallery for pieces by other artists showing in the gallery. The selection of fine art continues to grow. Several artists are working on collections and may only have one or two pieces left at present. We also feature works we've been lucky to acquire from artists who don't feature regularly, such as Rebecca Sexton, Jessica Drees, Jillian Drees and Sam Fischer, along with some historic pieces.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
1041 Arthur St, Suite D, Iowa City, IA 52240, US
10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Please feel free to schedule an appointment for outside our regular business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!