Anita Zotkina Artwww.ArtPal.com/anitazotkina
Born in the beautiful port city of Odessa, Anita Zotkina started her art career at a very young age. Even still, she quickly learned to draw highly intricate pictures, while maintaining a charming and whimsical style. To this day, Anita has never lost her passion for nature, or her sincere belief in the equal value which both humans and animals bring to our world. This is why the animal characters in her drawings were often anthropomorphized; wearing clothes, eating with utensils, reading books, etc…
At age 10, Anita was accepted into Odessa’s Grekov Art School, the oldest and one of the most prestigious art schools in Ukraine, but dropped out after her first year, feeling stifled by the lack of creative freedom. Nevertheless, she would continue to paint on her own.
In the wake of the Soviet collapse, as so many struggled to make ends meet, Anita realized that she could use her art to make a living. This realization marked the beginning of her career as a professional artist, and she has yet look back.
Anita immigrated to New England at age 27, and currently makes her home in the beautiful woods of Vermont. It is from this peaceful and harmonious environment that she derives the inspiration she needs to create the delightfully spiritual artwork she is known for.
To their viewers, Anita’s paintings are meant to convey her deep and abiding love and respect for our mother Gaia. Making varied use of creative media, ranging from thick oil on canvas to textures acrylic on paper, Anita’s work fills the heart with love, inner peace, and positive healing energy. These paintings are excellent for bringing a little bit of light and beauty into any room in the house, and are sure to brighten up your day!