Born in London in 1952, Anita is the daughter of an artist, painter and wood carver. She has always been passionate about three dimensional art and in her twenties she studied life drawing at the Redhill School of Art and began sculpting under David Milner. Time spent living in Athens and Rome was also inspirational and Anita continued to study sculpture.Her inspiration is the natural world and the human body; the expression of love – be it between a parent and a child or between a couple. Her abstract bronzes are never so far removed from the figurative as to become unrecognisable but she also creates purely abstract pieces, organic forms based on nature or inspired by music.
“To create a fluid shape which has movement from a substance as solid as stone; to capture the tension in curves and the interaction of a one shape with another constantly fascinates me..”
“I feel that there comes a point when there is a ‘rightness’ to interacting shapes and a tension to a curve…” and it is for this that she is continually searching in her abstract work.
A recent passion is to express the acceptance and calm with which the suffering of innocent victims is born particularly by women and children, be it famine, war or abuse of any sort. “I want to honour these victims in some small way”