Anita Phillips May 15 2014
Anita Phillips has loved art since her days of crayons and coloring books. She received her first art set for Christmas at age five and has been drawing and painting ever since. She started painting professionally at about age 25. After studying four years in semi-private lessons with a wildlife artist, she set out to develop her own style, painting everything from delicate florals to whimsical children’s designs.
Inspired by all of nature and influenced by a lifetime spent in the Midwest, she loves painting the things she has always encountered in her daily life there. “My favorite things to paint are in my own backyard,” she says. Anita now lives in the hillsides of rural Missouri with her husband and her youngest son.