Find out more about my art and how I paint an animal portrait.
On this page you will find some publications about my life as an artist and my art. In some articles I explain how I approach creating a portrait of a horse or a dog.
“Do You Really Love Your Pet? A Guide to Portraiture for Dogs, Cats…Even Lizards”
NEW YORK OBSERVER • October 10, 2016
By Daniel Grant
No artist sets out on a career with the idea of painting homeowners’ pets. But some who come to it embrace it, to say the least… Continue reading
“Every portrait starts with the eyes”
In Sidelines Magazine on October 26, 2015
By Lauren R. Giannini
Anita Baarns started out, to use her words, “doing very abstract works” and was even granted a U.S. patent in 1992 for her process of creating artworks by an application of crayon and ink. Obviously, her muse had other plans. Continue Reading
“In the tradition of the hunt”
In The Washingtonpost of Septerber 9, 1999
At some juncture in our lives, most of us must choose: love or money.
But Anita Baarns is one of the lucky ones. She has been able to turn her twin passions for animals and art to profit by becoming a painter, primarily of portraits of horses and hounds. Continue Reading
“To Evoke an Emotion”
By Anita Baarns
I was born in France, raised in Holland, and came to the United States in 1988. While visiting friends over Christmas, I met my future husband and decided to study Fine Arts. I graduated summa cum laudefrom Northern Virginia Community College, and summa cum laude from the University Of Maryland in Studio Fine Arts. Continue Reading