Anita believes all of Nature is art. What is a linden leaf in autumn if not Nature’s painting? Greens, blues, yellows, reds, oranges in symmetrical design! Her love for nature has impacted her whole life.
Anita’s passion is to paint nature up close – she thinks of this as painting portraits. She is drawn to the delicacy, transparency and femininity of flowers as well as the abstract layering of color. Tropical and New England flowers, the sky, the moon, and the sea all inspire her work. Many of Anita’s floral paintings are from her trips to Hawaii.
Being an artist has taught her to see and appreciate detail and nuance. She uses the layering of color and brush work to create movement and a sense of quiet. Although watercolors are her primary medium, her recent work captures the delicacy of graphite and the intense opaque colors of pastels. Painting centers the artist. It enables her the freedom to express and share the beauty she feels.