Artist Anita Gladstone

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Anita Gladstoneis an award-winning pastel artist and former potter.  Her love of the landscape and natural forms has been and continues to be an inspiration.  She continually strives to capture in her work the beauty she sees in nature.
Anita earned a B.F.A from the University of Cincinnati where her major was painting.  During her senior year in college, however, she became interested in working with clay and spent the next many years pursuing that interest.  While working as a potter she participated in many craft shows and was actively involved in several co-op galleries and craft organizations.  
In 2005, Anita returned to her roots and began painting again, this time with pastels.  She finds the spontaneity of the medium, which is almost pure pigment, along with the wonderfully vibrant colors to be an exciting way to express her interest in the beauty of the landscape in particular.  “Vincent Van Gogh is the artist I think of as the first to really catch my attention.  I’m sure it was those vivid colors and the strong brush strokes full of life. That seems to be the journey I’m on with my art, to describe what I see and what interests me with that same sense of color and life.”  
Anita is a signature member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey, a juried Associate Member of The Pastel Society of America, an elected member of the American Artists Professional League, an Associate member of Allied Artists of America, and a member of Studio Montclair and the Livingston Arts Association.  She has exhibited her paintings in numerous juried and non-juried group shows.

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