Anita has always loved art, and has taken many painting and drawing courses over the years. In university she took some painting classes, along with two years of art history which gave her insight into techniques, etc. Anita prefers acrylics, and loves to use bright colors to enhance her whimsical style of painting.
She graduated from UBCO in 2000. While pursuing her B.A., Anita studied under the guidance of Prof. Johann Feught, whose work she found to be very influential. Her love of painting has been a constant in her life as Anita has taken many classes and workshops over the years.
Anita has exhibited her work in a number of juried shows in the Okanagan, where she has lived for the past 24 years. She continues taking workshops to enhance her skills, and is an Active status member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Her work can be found in private collections and is represented by Tutt Gallery, Kelowna, BC, and the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton, BC.
“I love to use my own colours and imagination, as well as tell a story in my paintings. I love the freedom of creating what comes to mind - whether it is a blue tree or a green sky. I like to create folksy images that make people smile, and even perhaps create memories. I have, over the years, painted many red trucks, rolling hills, mountains, and colourful houses. I also love to paint children playing in the snow or picking apples in an orchard.”
Samples of Anita's work!