Oil painter Anita Mosher grew up in Kansas City. Encouraged by her artist mother, she began her art studies at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art when she was six years old.
Anita is a signature member of the Plein Air Artists Colorado, the Outdoor Painters Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Her work is in many private and public collections, including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Sunrise Senior Living Center, Crown Hill Mortuary, Vail Valley Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Trailhead Lodge, Moody Insurance, Law Estate Wines, Steel St. Bank & Trust and in the private collections of actor Jack Nicholson and John Elway.
“The color and light on shapes are the relationships that interest me and spark my creative energy. I enjoy painting the beauty I find in everyday life around me including animals, still life, figures or landscape. I find I express myself through color and shapes much better than through words.
I favor an impressionistic approach in my work, in which a recognizable form is achieved, while at the same time the paint itself is celebrated and brushstrokes are not only visible but also intrinsic to the success of the piece. It is a conscious thought every day at the easel to keep it loose. My goal in painting is to experiment and enjoy the process. I feel this is what keeps me engaged and enables me to grow as an artist."