I began my professional career as an artist for Hallmark in Kansas City. I moved to New York City and studied with Milton Glaser while working as a freelance illustrator. I also coordinated graphic design for The New York Shakepeare Festival's seven stages.
In 2001, Delray Beach became my new home, and I began to concentrate on watercolor painting. I won a commission to create the iconic and much-loved “Dancing Pineapples” mural in Delray Beach which has become identified with the town and is a selfie mecca. It led to my appointment to The Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach, for which I conceived and designed the "ArtFans" project. This promotes the Art Board and public artists by giving out art fans at large public events which reach a lot of people. They generate goodwill by providing attendees with a cooling souvenir on hot days. Most recently they were given out at the Delray Tennis Open and the Delray Affair.
During the pandemic I have been teaching watercolor painting on Zoom. I enjoy meeting people from all over, since I’m not traveling!
I enjoy creating works, large and small, that have impact and simplicity. Less is more. If they operate on a number of levels, that is where the complexity is.
Custom paintings, prints and original paintings, surface design, mini-murals, instruction in painting and drawing, consultation, public speaking and demos.
The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is offering Anita Lovitt’s Color Temperature Workshop on Saturday, April 17 and has opened it to non-members as well as members. If you’ve never been clear on this topic, or would like to know how considering it can improve your work, this is the workshop for you!
What is a warm blue? A cold red? Why does it matter? Color “temperature” is about relationships. Learn how to mix colors fearlessly and avoid mud.
You will complete a number of meaningful exercises and create several small paintings incorporating what you have learned. Attendees will receive a number of handouts to secure their learning. The handouts will go out a week or two beforehand.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
10 am — 3:30 pm
Includes 1/2 hour break for lunch and small breaks
$110 for members PBWS
$125 for non-members
REGISTRATION closes Thursday, April 15
For more details please visit: https://palmbeachws.com/
To pay by credit card: call Adrienne Walker (516) 885-4199
To use PayPal: go to PayPal and ask to pay firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail check payable to PBWS and send application to:
6442 Emerald Breeze Way
Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
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