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
Heartland 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. for the