Anita Helen Cohen, a Sustaining Member of Unbound Visual Arts, lives and maintains her art studio in Newton, MA. With over thirty years of watercolor painting experience and a never-tiring passion for the floral world, Anita Helen Cohen captures nature’s beauty “up close” with “portraits” of rich colors and delicate forms.
Her work has been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions in Massachusetts including shows at: Milton Art Museum; Arsenal Center for the Arts; UForge Gallery; The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell; Newton Open Studios; Marblehead Arts Association Galleries; Cary Memorial Library, Lexington; Mayor’s Art Gallery, Boston City Hall.
Anita Helen Cohen has been awarded by the Milton Art Museum (Honorable Mention 1998), Beacon Hill Art Walk (1st Prize 2000, 2nd Prize 1998, Honorable Mention 1997) and more recently by the Marblehead Arts Association (Judges Award 2013) and the Hyde Park Art Association (3rd Prize, 2013, 24th Annual HPAA Art Exhibit at City Hall Plaza, Boston).
Her personal artist website is anitahelencohenart.com
For me, all of nature is art. What is a linden leaf in autumn if not Nature’s painting? Unlikely colors combine perfectly in composition and symmetrical design!
I am drawn to texture, color and form – especially details created by texture. I often see details before I see the ‘whole’, and I find it totally engrossing to get lost painting them.
Watercolors are a natural medium for me. They allow me enormous range - to create delicate, transparent flowers as well as to change textured, hard rock surfaces into softer more accessible, more feminine form.
With my recent work using yupo, the process of ‘chasing’ and ‘taming’ the paint, coaxing it toward more predictability feels magical. I allow the painting to ‘speak to me’. This is a process of discovery in which the painting and I are interactive partners, continually creating images and meaning together.
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Organizational Memberships - Mass Creative, Inc., New England Museum Association, and Americans for the Arts
Listed in the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative Ground Directory