Anita Nelson's art work represents the creating of fortuitous circumstances and a love of anything with fur, feathers, scales, fins or shells. Generally reflected in the art is a sense of irony or a twist of fate. Each painting has a story to be told and allows the viewer to carry the story from the point of being introduced to the piece. Each painting contains its own individuality. It evolves not by a certain plan but by its own need to exist.
In 2004, after many years as a freelance illustrator, Nelson decided to rediscover her artistic roots and paint what she loves. Her work is more involved with whimsical images and the creation of childhood memories. She uses a range of materials in"old master" and "contemporary" approaches to create images always showing her love of animals. Oil paints, acrylics, colored pencil, and ink make up the majority of the materials used. Recently her primary focus is using acrylics on composite board, clay board, or cold press watercolor board.
Nelson earned a B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Enameling with a Painting minor and Masters of Art Education from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She currently resides in Missouri City, Texas area with her artist-husband Mark A. Nelson, the cat Zig-Zag and his arch rival Zuzu the wonder dog. She paints in her home-based studio.
Nelson is part of Atlas Fantasy Art House in Carmel, Indiana and Archway Gallery , Houston, Tx. Along with having several one and two person shows, her work is in many private collections and part of the University of Wisconsin Hospital Collection.
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