There's a New Artist in the House! Roxanne Ritzel-McDowell

3 Min.

Roxanne Ritzel-McDowell grew up outside of Syracuse, New York and began doing artwork as a very young girl.  She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Fine Arts, majoring in Painting.  From there she moved to San Francisco, California and studied with the well known visionary painter Bill Martin.  In order to help pursue her own art she founded and opened the Ritz Frame Shop & Gallery in Point Reys Station, California.  The gallery was highly avant-garde and showed many upcoming as well as established artists.  Roxanne had numerous one-woman shows in the gallery as well as participating in group shows throughout the West Coast area.  After moving back East in 1985, Roxanne became a framer and art consultant for Corpor-Art, a division of Another Atmosphere in Newburyport.  From there, a 10-year hiatus as a tennis pro and in 1995 she opened the RFR Frame Shop & Gallery in West Newbury, Massachusetts where she currently continues to focus on her own art as well as providing framing and consultation for other artists and clients.  Roxanne is also a guest artist in group art exhibitions at the Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine.


We will enjoy Roxanne’s paintings, pastels, and prints for at least a couple of months and hope you will drop by to check them out for yourself!   The Studio is open Monday, 9am-3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am-6pm, and Friday, 9am-3pm.  As is always the case, work by our artists is for sale through the Studio.