photo of artist Aida Garrity
Photo of myself

How do you describe success?
Aida Garrity: For me success has come in different ways. I feel that I have been successful on working hard to improve my art over the years. This has been validated by the acceptance of my art into national shows and by my collectors’ acquisition of my paintings for them to enjoy in their homes with family and friends. It gives me a great joy to see their faces of joy and admiration when they receive the paintings.

What is the best thing about being an artist?
Aida Garrity: The best thing about being an artist is to be able to see in detail the beauty of the world around us. We are very fortunate to be able to elevate our souls to that level of sensitivity that is so difficult to explain in simple words. There is a beautiful quote from Whistler’s preach and it reads as follows: “…as music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.”

To see more of Aida’s work, visit:

oil painting of flowers in a vase
Aida Garrity, “White and red Peonies,” oil, 10 x 12 in., 2023
graphite drawing of two children playing at a playground
Aida Garrity, “Park Adventures,” graphite, 12 x 9 in., 2023


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