The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Anita Ewing
Before my senior year in high school, I was faced with the choice of whether to take a 4th year of math, or another art class. I loved both, so I ran to my art teacher for advice. She wisely suggested I take the 4th year of math. That turned out to be sage advice. I retired 9 years ago from ARINC in Annapolis after 24 years in Software Development. Now that I am retired from the path that the 4th year of math set me on, I’ve returned to that decision and made the other one.
Making art is always the most exciting for me when it begins with a bit of chaos. I often start a painting with an abstract monoprint, a layer of flowing watercolors, or some texture created with stencils and stamps. Then I let the painting suggest to me how it will evolve.
In watercolor there is always an element of surprise, of chance. The colors blend on the paper; the paints flow. I am always exploring other media, but so far, watercolor is still the medium that takes my breath away.
I am a member of the Muddy Creek Artist Guild, Annapolis Arts Alliance, the West River Artists, and the Annapolis Watercolor Club. I have exhibited paintings with all of these groups around Anne Arundel County. The teachers who have recently influenced my art work include Carol Barnes, Kathleen Conover, Mark Mahaffey, and Joan Bell, the founder of the West River Artists group. I am currently the president of the Muddy Creek Artist Guild.
In addition to painting, I teach Pilates classes at Chesapeake Pilates Center.
Anita Ewing Watercolors
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Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Anita’s work along with the details for each piece.
(From Left to Right)
Three Fluffy Sheep
Through a Window Brightly (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Waves (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Movement”)
I Spy (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Space & Place”)
Shell Dreams (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “The Ordinary”)
Not For Sale