Anita Phillips is a secondary teacher with a long history of exploring different art mediums and crafts. 4 years ago she was inspired to take up oils and fell in love with the medium. Painting in oils on canvas and board, she paints atmospheric and moody landscapes, cloudscapes and the occasional still life. Having grown up in the Wheatbelt of WA, she often depicts themes associated with her family farm and the open expanses of the agricultural landscape. This fascination with skies is a reoccurring theme in much of her work. Anita’s paintings speak to a sense of nostalgia and moments in time – more an impression than a specific depiction of landscape.
Her studio opens on to the verandah of her weatherboard home, a 110-year-old example of an original Kalamunda cottage. Surrounded by gardens, her studio is easily accessed from Recreation Road. Parking available on the street verge. The studio does not have wheel chair access.