Saturday, June 23, 2012

Anita Wolff

Lotus Blooming” © Anita Wolff

Name: Anita Wolff, PSA
Bio: Anita Wolff was born in California, and has been receiving awards for her paintings since 1962.  Inspired by the early French impressionists and the glowing emotional expression of Van Gogh, she grew to maturity in Southern California, an area saturated with the bold color and plein aire philosophy of the early California Impressionists. Anita's paintings are in many collections in the United States and throughout the world. Her first experience in plein air painting happened in Palo Verdes, with a group of watercolorists. She eschewed that medium for oils and pastel. With some friends, she decided to paint throughout Southern California. This later became serious painting from Palm Springs and Capistrano to New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Mexico, New England, France, Scotland, Italy, Moorea and Tahiti.
Anita has studied with a serious galaxy of artists, including Sergei Bongart, Robert Brackman, Frederic Taubes, Rex Brandt, Herman Margulies, Ben Konis, Bentley Schaad, Ken Paine, Dorothy Colles, Thomas J. Coates, Roy Freer, Leigh Perry and Aubrey Phillips. Her awards and memberships are too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say that she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2001.
A book of her paintings, Adventure in Color: The Impressionism of Anita Wolff authored by Suzanne Blaney, is available here
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: See Gallery
Style: Impressionist
Navigation: Intuitive, but see Image View.
Gallery: Landscapes/Seascapes; Still Life; Animals (oils only); Portraits.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in new page; you cannot scroll through the enlargements but must return to the previous, gallery page, to choose the next image to view in a bigger size, which is a bit of a nuisance. Medium and dimension are generally, but not always, indicated. Lotus Blooming is 20 x 20 ins. 410 x 450, 37.6 KB
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