Anita is a representational artist who has participated in over 40 group shows and as many solo business exhibitions since joining Ft Wayne Artist Guild in 2008.  She grew up in So. California, graduating from USC with a BA in English.  Art has always been part of her life from an early age, even though she had no formal art training.  As an Army Officer's wife, she took art workshops wherever they were stationed.
       Beginning in 1985, she taught high school English in CA, retiring to Ft Wayne, IN, in 2000.  She has attended workshops taught by various artists, some of whom were Lynn Diamente, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Jerry Smith, David Slonim, Lisa Ransom-Smith, Brenda Mattson, Mary Ann Davis, Leslie White, Joseph Fettingis and Gwen Gutwein, preparing her in the areas of watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oils.