Mita Higton lives in Suffolk with her artist husband, Steve Higton. She started her watercolour journey in the early 1990s, while living in Dubai as an expat wife, when she signed up for a beginner’s class in watercolour at her local art centre. Her love of the medium has stayed constant and the East Anglian ‘big’ skies and light that dominate its sea and landscapes have proved wonderfully inspirational for her. She loves to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant paintings and is equally happy painting a portrait of a family member or favourite pet or the beautiful coastline near her home in North Suffolk. She also undertakes commission work, teaches a weekly watercolour class and gives individual instruction.
Mita is an Associate Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA), a ‘Friend’ of the East Anglia Group of Marine Artists (EAGMA) and also a member of the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle (NNAC).
Her work can be seen at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge, Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, and The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk. She also shows her work at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.
Mita’s work was selected to be shown in the Society of Women Artists (SWA) 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and the Institute of East Anglia Artists (IEA) Open Exhibition in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra purchased ‘Beached At Aldeburgh’ as a gift for their Principal Conductor, Yutaka Sado, which was presented on the culmination of the Orchestra’s 2011 tour to Japan.
Several of her paintings have received awards including ‘Minsmere Reeds’ which received the SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year 2012, in the Best Professional Landscape and Woodland Scene category.
Her paintings ‘Valerian Glory at Aldeburgh’ and ‘Red Hot Suffolk Snow’ were selected to be the CD covers of Benjamin Britten’s music, released by Hyperion Records, in celebration of his birth centenary in 2013.
PROMOTED TO FULL MEMBER – October 2016