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About Anita

Like many artists, I always enjoyed art. As young as 10, I submitted drawings to competitions listed in the Sunday Paper. I never won.

 

So it's no surprise that my father denied my entrance to college with an art degree. Instead, I majored in occupational therapy-and learned to love the art of anatomical sketches and drawings. I practiced therapy all over the country, treating patients with brain injuries, burns, finger replants, amputations, spinal cord injuries, war injuries, and even premature infants.

In 1991 I married, had five kids, and homeschooled them for six years each. I read them so many beautifully illustrated children's books that it re-awakened my love of art, and in 2004, I took my first watercolor class, and began my studies with local Master Artist Sharon Griffis-Tarr. I was painting and drawing every day.

In 2013, I ventured into oils. The rapid progress of drama on canvas amazes me.

In 2016, I began work in encaustic painting, blending oil pigment with beeswax, painted on my photographs, and stained.

I have found great joy in capturing the essence of a person in a portrait, memorializing treasured moments on canvas, and finding beauty in cityscapes, and shadows.

Current Galleries

Katalyst Gallery

1214 Turner St, Old Town, MI

Exhibitions & Festivals

2010, 2016-2017

Corridor Gallery (Holt, MI)

 

2010, 2012

Grove Street Gallery

2011

Clio Art Fair

 

2011

Pentwater Art On the Water

 

2014

East Lansing Public Library

 

2014

East Lansing Hannah Center

2015

Flint Institute of Art First Frost

2015, 2016

Wet Paint Day Sponsored by FIA

2016

Eggleston Gallery (Bath, MI)

2016, 2017

Ann Arbor State Street Fair

2017

Williamston Theatre

2017

Olds Gallery (REO Town, Lansing)

2017

Okemos Library

2017

Arts Council of Greater Lansing