Mita Higton lives in Stradbroke, Suffolk with her artist husband, Stephen Higton. She is a Full Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA) and of the Society of East Anglia Watercolourists (SEAW).
The ‘big’ skies and light that dominate the sea and landscapes of East Anglia have proved wonderfully inspirational for her and her depictions of the scenes around her are impressionistic, loose and vibrant.
Mita has works of art hanging in many private collections around the world, most notably, 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 of Japan.
Her work was selected to be shown in the Society of Women Artists (SWA) 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
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.
Her work can be seen at The Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, EJarT Creative, Woodbridge, Poppies and Daisies, Stradbroke, and in her studio at home. She also exhibits annually at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk and Ferrini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Suffolk.