Watercolor and Oil
“As I work, I watch the paint as it moves, blends and creates washes and affects decisions I make during the painting process.”
Aida Birritteri emigrated from Cuba to the US in 1968 at the age of three. Her family settled in Elizabeth, NJ where she lived for 25 to 30 years. She dreamed of becoming an artist at a young age. She began drawing, as children often do, and developed her visual art skills throughout her life. She attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and New Jersey City University graduating with a BFA in 1990. After marrying, Aida and her husband Anthony moved to High Bridge, a small town located in Hunterdon County, NJ. They have two daughters.
Aida works en plein air and as a studio watercolor and oil painter. She has been entering her watercolors into local and regional juried shows throughout the Delaware Valley in NJ and PA, for a number of years and has exhibited in gallery shows as well. She participated at the Tinicum Art Festival, Erwinna PA, receiving 3rd Place for Watercolor in 2015 and an Honorable Mention in 2017. She was accepted into the Stover Mill Gallery Annual Juried Exhibit in 2015 and 2018. Aida exhibited at the “Ellarslie Open 35,” Trenton City Museum, in 2018, and the “Tertulia,” exhibit at Ellarslie, in 2016, highlighting local and regional Latin Artists. Aida received a Merit award at the Annual Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit held at Ellarslie in 2016, and a 3rd Place award in 2017 for the “Quick Draw Plein Aire Event,” held at the Gronendhal Farm by the Art & Cultural Council of Bucks County in Doylestown, PA. She was also awarded Best Watercolor in 2016 during a plein air event at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. She was part of a group invitational show in December, 2016 at the Schmitberger Fine Art Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ and is also exhibiting during the month of June 2019 at the Stover Mill Gallery in Bucks County PA. Aida Birritteri currently teaches watercolor at the Artist of Yardley Art Center located in Bucks County PA. Her paintings have been purchased by private collectors.