Anita was born in Barcelona, 1972. She has a Fine Arts Bachelor degree in painting from the University of Barcelona and a High Degree Top Technician of Printing and artistic Dyes. Anita has also completed a short course in children’s book illustration at the London Central Saint Martins College. Daughter of a catalan father and an Andalucian mother, she feels life is a pleasure for the small and beautiful things. Big hearted for animals and Mother Nature, which are evidently captured within her
She had exhibited throughout Europe and has sold the majority of her art worldwide. When she was living in London Anita was part of the Brent Artist Register. She also took part in Garfield Community Arts Project where she worked on a range of creative projects with children. Whilst living in London she was greatful to meet with the great artist Samantha Barnes from 1998 to 2005 via their mutual connection of Pond Galleries: “Her inspirations of town and landscape are evident in all her works, as is her love of colour, her art is refreshing and uplifting, and convey her unique talent of placement and line in a wonderfully naïve composition”.
After the London period of painting fairy tale towns, she came back to Barcelona and started to paint a series of nudes and faces of women for the “Water´s Heart Women” solo exhibition at Pou d´Art Gallery. She also taught screen-printing and worked as a freelance illustrator at Sales Magazine.
Currently she is working as a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer for two of her personal brands, Anitasmile and Jackmarino. At the same time she also works for various print, pattern and trend forecasting studios such as Patternbank and Estampable. You can find her studio at “Cap de Fang” association where she is now teaching visual art workshops.