Rita Gardner grew up on a remote coastal farm in the Dominican Republic, and nature has been a big influence ever since. She became interested in photography and painting as a child and continues to find inspiration in the natural world. She especially enjoys capturing odd patterns in her photographs - finding new ways to see what’s hidden in plain sight.
Rita has exhibited photographs and paintings in many venues and has published essays, poems, articles, and photographs in travel journals and magazines.
Her new memoir, The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms and Survival in the Caribbean was published in September 2014, won the Gold Award in the category of Autobiography & Memoir from the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards, and is available to order from Amazon.com and independent bookstores, including Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Phone: (510) 289-7318
Pinterest site (photography): http://www.pinterest.com/ritamgardner/