Artist Nita Harper

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Nita Harper is an award winning artist living in the desert of Southern California. The granddaughter of a professional artist who showed his work with painters like Edgar Payne, Victor Higgins and Walter Ufer, she was inspired at an early age, and has been painting most of her life. Moves from Illinois to Florida, Texas, and eventually California, exposed her to the country's vast and varied landscape. Nita studied art with an emphasis in painting at Stephens College, the University of Arizona, and the Glassell School of Art, MFA, Houston. She also studied with several noted painters including Frank Serrano, John Cosby, the late Ann Templeton, and most recently, Albert Handell. She has been fortunate to travel to many beautiful painting destinations including Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and other breathtaking locations. She is particularly drawn to the vast, unspoiled lands of the American Southwest. Living in the desert gives her the opportunity to paint her favorite landscape during the winter months and work larger in the studio in the summer. She is a member of the PAC6, a group of six women artists who have committed themselves to painting adventures that follow in the footsteps of the early male painters who travelled the west over a century ago. A painting trip on horseback into the Eastern Sierras was the trip of a lifetime. Nita believes that artists are the luckiest people in the world.
American Impressionist Society
American Women Artists
California Art Club, Artist Member                                                                                            
Laguna Plein Air Painters (LPAPA), Signature Member
Oil Painters of America
PAC6 [...]

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