Anita Mosher Solich Works

Anita Mosher Solich

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Castle Rock, CO

"I am fascinated with color and believe that color is vital to our daily lives. My inspiration is finding the harmony of color relationships on everyday subjects thru the process of painting. My hope is to inspire those who collect my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places."

Initially inspired to draw as a young child through observing her mother in the studio, Anita also has paintings in her personal art collection from her maternal grandmother. Anita loves science and anatomy and received her BSN from the University of Kansas. After a 7 year career as an operating room nurse, she missed her creative youth and chose to dedicate herself to painting full time. She continues to utilize her anatomy training while painting animals or the figure.

Growing up in Kansas City, Anita fell in love with the barnyard animals that surrounded her and continues to be inspired to celebrate these common animals grace and personality. Painting roosters and chickens are a special focus. Each bird's short and long, flowing feathers, wattles and combs are a very descriptive visual language. She enjoys the endless inspiration and challenge in finding the uniqueness and beauty in every one.

Anita is a Founding Emeritus member of the Plein Air Artists Colorado and signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Outdoor Painters Society. She is an associate member of the American Impressionists Society and the American Women Artists.


Blending modern insight with old world training, Anita is an American impressionist trained primarily in the Russian school of painting. In the tradition of Russian Impressionism, Anita strives to be abstract in the details while still achieving the perception of reality.

Anita first studied art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City when she was-six years old. She took art classes thru high school. As an adult, Anita trained for three years in the Russian school of painting with Don Sahli who was the last protege of Sergei Bongart, who taught in the tradition of the Russian Impressionists. Anita studied classical portraiture for a year with Elvie Davis, at the Boulder Academy of Fine Art. Elvie Davis was a child prodigy of Clive Martindale who was John Singer Sargent's apprentice for 19 years. Anita also studied for three years at the Art Student League of Denver with Jay Moore and Kim Mackey.


Awards and Honors:

Honorable Mention, 2011 Nomadas del Arte, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX; Award of Excellence, 2006 Best of America Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society; Honorable Mention, 2004 Abend National Art Show, Denver, CO


Selected Publications:

Southwest Art “Artist to Watch” in 2001 by Brenda Tavakoli; Vail Art Magazine, Summer 2006, Solo Show Artist Feature; Southwest Art, May 2012 “Show Preview Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery Anniversary Show” by Lindsay Mitchell; 5280 Magazine, May 2015, Artist to Know: Anita Mosher by Daliah Singer


Selected Exhibitions:

2012-2023, Settlers West American Miniatures Show, Tucson, AZ;

2002- 2021, Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ;

2021-2023, Coors Western Art Show, Denver, CO

2004-2022, Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show & Sale Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO;

2020 American Women Artists Exhibition - Making Their Mark, The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA;

2020, 4th Annual AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX;

2020 Curtis Center for the Arts, 4 person show; Brushstrokes: Chroma & Camaraderie;

2002-2019, Solo Shows, Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery;
2019, Settlers West Summer Show Tucson, AZ 2020,2006-203

2006-2016, National Oil & Acrylics Painters Society National Juried Show;

2013, Trailside Galleries, Masters in Miniature, Jackson Hole, WY;

2013, Solo Show, Worrell Gallery, Santa Fe, NM;

2012, Solo Show, Longcoat Gallery, Ruidoso, NM;

2009-2011, American Impressionist Society Juried Show, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA and Saks Galleries, Denver, CO;

2009, American Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK; 2006-2013, Plein Air Artists Colorado Juried Show
2007-2009, Master Impressionist Society Show
2006-2017, Plein Air Artists Colorado Juried Show

Anita Mosher Solich—- May 2022

2007- 2011, Outdoor Painters Society Invitational Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX;

2007, Solo Show, Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, MO; 2006, Solo Show, Gallery Alexander, Vail, CO


Selected Collections:

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, CO; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Denver, CO; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; Kaiser Permanente, Centennial, CO; St. Josephs Hospital, Denver, CO; Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO; Crown Hill Mortuary, Lakewood, CO; Band-It Corporation, Evergreen, CO; The Evergreen Metro District, Evergreen, CO; Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO; United Western Bank,Denver, CO;  Moody Insurance Agency, Greenwood Village, CO; Max Gill & Grill, Denver, CO; OnCURE Medical Corp., Centennial, CO; Sunrise Senior Living Center, Ft. Collins, CO; Vail Valley Medical Center Edwards Shaw Cancer Pavilion, Vail, CO; UMB Bank, Denver, CO; Trailhead Lodge, Steamboat Springs, CO, Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL; Fuller Sotheby’s Real Estate, Boulder, CO; Citywide Bank, Denver, CO; The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO; SFC Energy Partners, Denver, CO; Four Point Energy, Denver, CO; University of Colorado Evans Scholar House, Boulder, CO; University of Oregon Evans Scholar House, Eugene, OR; Citywide Bank, Denver, CO; St. Anthony’s Hospital, Lakewood, CO.



Mountain Home, Evergreen, CO; Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ