Raised on a farm in the mid-west as one of nine children, it was important to use you hands and imagination to create.
Both of her grandmothers were artists in their own right by sewing clothes and quilts. Anita’s mother made her patterns to sew clothes for her nine children out of feed and seed bags. “I was always amazed what Mom could do with those pieces of material. She once told me that art was a form of story telling.”
Anita took all those lessons from years of watching, helping and creating and have applied it to her paintings and photographs. “The beauty of art is people see different meanings from the same piece.”