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Beyond Watercolour

Thursday 4 - Wednesday 10 May

Mita Higton began painting watercolours in the early 1990s, while living as an expat in Dubai. Since then she has settled in Suffolk, where her love of the medium has flourished.

Suffolk’s vast sky and the abundance of light dominating its sea and landscapes have been a powerful source of inspiration for Mita. Her paintings use vivid colours and impressionistic brush strokes to depict scenes from East Anglia, focusing largely on the coast and rural areas. She has now moved into a more experimental phase with the lavish use of acrylic inks to enhance the vibrancy and freedom of watercolour.

Mita is also an emotive portrait painter, and enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, from family members to animals. Particularly striking are her collection of rooster paintings, which use an almost fauvist palette.

For more information you can visit her website, www.artsumitra.co.uk