Anita is known for her pastel landscapes. Her paintings are inspired by what she observes in nature. They beckon the viewer to come closer, to go in and take a journey to a place or time perhaps forgotten, or to simply enjoy the beauty of the scene. She speaks through her art. At the age of 50 she and her husband moved to the High Desert north of Los Angeles where she was immediately struck with the open expanses of sky and land. Along with that she was overcome by an urge to create. She soon enrolled in art classes in a community college and began showing locally while still holding on to her day job as a buyer for one of the major aerospace conglomerates located at the iconic Mojave, California airport. It wasn’t long before she got into galleries in Taos, San Francisco, Wrightwood and Encino, along with being the house artist of the Antelope Valley Winery. After moving to Coarsegold she became internationally known by having a feature article on her in International Artist’s Magazine and also The Pastel Journal. She won fourth place in PJ’s annual Top 100 Exhibition of 2006. She has won numerous other awards in national and regional shows. She is once again published in the book Best of America Pastel Artists, Volume II published January, 2010.
Anita is a signature member of The Pastel Society of The West Coast and The Northwest Pastel Society. She is currently represented at Timberline Gallery, Oakhurst and at her home studio and gallery Big Acre Studio in Coarsegold.
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