Anita is a mid-career Australian artist living and working in Brisbane.  She has been a professional artist for more than 30 years and her passion is painting the unique Australian landscape.  She grew up in North Queensland and spent her early years in the great outdoors, riding horses, camping, swimming and enjoying the freedom of the bush and tropical beaches she called home.  As an avid horse-rider, she worked as a Jillaroo on sheep and cattle stations during her holidays and continued her love affair with the outback.  This has left her with a deep sense of belonging and connection.  It is this deep connection that is reflected in her highly detailed and colour rich paintings.
 
Anita says: “Travel and my engagement with different cultures heavily inform my art practice, creating a link between places experienced, remembered and imagined.  The beach paintings are filled with a personal narrative, rich in the texture of life all around me.  Texture, pattern, patinas, motifs, numbers, signs and texts are but a few of the resources from which I borrow.   I am constantly in the process of hiding and revealing, hoping to build upon layers of image-making to bring the story to the canvas.   I am committed to producing work loaded with optimism.  Although my work is mostly narrative, I try to record the memory of my emotions in that place”.
 
Every painting that Anita does tells a unique story and her work has won major awards and been selected for art prizes across Australia.   Her works are unique, colourful, and technically proficient and her beautifully layered landscapes are highly sought after for both collections and investment. 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Abundance   Harvey Galleries  Sydney Seaforth              
2016    Back to High Country Harvey Galleries Sydney Seaforth
2015    Bush Poetic   Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery  Sydney Mosman             
2014    Bush, Land, Beach  Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney             
2013    Wild Places of Home  Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney      
2013    Under the Summer Sun  Linton and Kay Gallery Perth                    
2012    Recent Work  Gallery-One  Gold Coast
2012    In the Summertime Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney                  
2011    Coastal Landscapes  Gallery-one Gold Coast
2011    Sand, Salt & Spinifex Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney                
2010    Earth and Life Toscani’s restaurant  Brisbane
2010    Life, Love, Landscape Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
2009    Places of My Heart  Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney                
2008    New Works  Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney                
2006     Down to Earth Doggett St Studio Brisbane
2006   The Stone Garden  Logan Regional Art Gallery  Brisbane
2006   Testing the Waters Redlands Regional Art Gallery Brisbane
2003    Illumina Robertsons Interior Design Gold Coast 
2002    Recent Paintings Robertsons Design Gold Coast 
1994    A Landscape Response Art and Design Gallery Brisbane
1994    Figures  Eagle St. Pier Exhibition Space Brisbane
1993    Echoes of a Landscape McWhirter’s Art Space Brisbane
1990    Impressions  The Palms Gallery Townsville
1989    New Guinea Beginnings Umbrella Studio Townsville
1988    Neo-Primitive Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville
PUBLIC / CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Mater Children’s Hospital Springfield
Peppers Soul Apartment Towers Gold Coast
ABN Amro Morgans Brisbane
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Brisbane
Westpac Bank  Hong Kong
Juniper Group Brisbane
Sheraton Hotel Group  Gold Coast
Johnson & Johnson Sydney
Storm Financial Melbourne
Storm Financial  Sydney
Storm Financial  Brisbane
Jumeirah Suite Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi
Brian Tucker Accounting Brisbane
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS
2017   Finalist Calleen Art Award Cowra
2017   Finalist Camberwell Art Prize Camberwell
2017   Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2016   Winner Pro Hart Outback Art Prize Broken Hill          
2016   Finalist Waterhouse Art Prize Adelaide
2016   Highly Commended Waterhouse Art Prize Adelaide
2016   Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2016   Finalist Redland Art Award Brisbane
2016   Winner People’s Choice Redland Art Award Brisbane
2016   Finalist Border Art Prize Gold Coast Region
2016   Finalist John Leslie Art Prize Victoria
2015   Finalist Calleen Art Award (highly commended) Cowra Regional Gallery
2015   Winner People’s Choice Calleen Award Cowra Regional Gallery
2014   Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award Brisbane
2014   Finalist Norvill Prize for Landscape NSW
2014   Finalist Redland Art Award Brisbane 
2014   Winner People’s Choice Redland Art Award Brisbane
2014   Winner (joint) People’s Choice Mosman Sydney NSW
2014   Finalist Mosman Art Prize Sydney
2014   Winner People’s Choice Calleen Award  Cowra  
2014   Finalist Calleen Art Award  Cowra  
2014   Finalist Moreton Bay Art Prize Brisbane
2014   Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize Stanthorpe   
2014   Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular  Brisbane
2012   Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular  Brisbane
2010   Finalist Art for Art’s Sake Brisbane
2009   Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2009   Finalist Pine Rivers Art Award Brisbane
2007   Finalist Abused Child Trust Annual Art Show Brisbane
2007   Brisbane Grammar School Art Show Brisbane
2007   St Martin’s Art Show Brisbane
2007   Art for Art Sake Charity Art Show Brisbane
2006   Doggett St Christmas Exhibition Brisbane
2006   Abused Child Trust Annual Art Show Brisbane
2006   Finalist Redland Arts Award Brisbane
2006   Finalist Regional Arts Award Brisbane
2006   First Prize – Gloria Beletz Drawing Brisbane
2006   Highly Commended Nudgee Art Show Brisbane
2005   Finalist Regional Arts Award Brisbane
2005   Courier Mail Home Show  Brisbane
2004   Courier Mail Home Show Brisbane
1991   First Prize; King of Prussia Drawing Award USA
1985   First Prize Drawing Award, Perc Tucker Gallery Townsville
1992   First Prize Delaware County Painting Award USA
 

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