Anita Gladstone is a pastel artist and former potter. Her love of nature 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 along with the wonderfully vibrant colors to be an exciting way to express her interest in the beauty of the landscape in particular. Since retiring from her “regular” job in 2013, Anita has also begun working again in oils after a 40-year hiatus.
Anita is a signature member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey, a juried Associate Member of The Pastel Society of America, an Associate member of Allied Artists of America, and a member of Studio Montclair and the Livingston Art Association. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous juried and non-juried group shows.