Submitted by the artist
Sierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 14
Anita is known for her ethereal pastel landscapes. Her paintings are inspired by what she observes in nature.
At the age of 50, Anita and her husband moved to the High Desert where she was immediately struck with the open expanses of sky and land. She was overcome by an urge to create.
Anita started taking classes and painted every chance she could in her spare time.
All the while she was still working at her day job as a buyer for one of the major aerospace conglomerates. It wasn’t long before she became an artist full time. She got into galleries in major cities across the west.
After moving to Coarsegold in 2004, she became internationally known by having a feature article in International Artist and the Pastel Journal. Her works are published in Best of America Pastel Artists vol II. and Eyes on Landscapes. Her artwork is on the cover of Canson Mi-Tientes Earth and Gray Tone pastel pads. Her work has been featured in the Dick Blick catalogue and in full page ads in art magazines.
Anita is currently represented at Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. She teaches and shows her works at her home studio in Coarsegold, also offering private and group classes.
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Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour is October 4, 5 and 6, 2013.