Mita Higton started painting in watercolour in the early 1990’s at the age of 40, having enrolled in a beginners’ class at an art center in Dubai. There was an immediate connection with watercolour painting and, although Mita is happy to work with other medium, she finds herself constantly returning to the translucent, layering, painterly effect she controls so well. Mita loves to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant paintings, using a bright and colourful pallet.
In a very short period, Mita has achieved considerable success as a professional artist. Not only has her work been exhibited and regularly sold in numerous galleries across the region, she has gained membership to prestigious societies in the UK and been the recipient of several painting awards. She teaches a monthly watercolour class and is happy to give 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), a member of the Society of East Anglia Artists (SEAW) and of the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle (NNAC).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, 2014 and 2015.
Several of her paintings have received awards including ‘Minsmere Reeds’ which received the Society of All Artists (SAA) Artist of the Year 2012, in the Best Professional Landscape and Woodland Scene category.Mita was exceptionally proud to have her paintings ‘Valerian Glory at Aldeburgh’ and ‘Red Hot Suffolk Snow’ selected to be the CD cover artwork for Benjamin Britten’s centenary CD in 2013, released by Hyperion Records, in celebration of his birth.
She has works of art hanging in many private collections around the world. Most notably, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra purchased ‘Beached At Aldeburgh’ for their Principal Conductor, Yutaka Sado, which was presented to him on the culmination of the Orchestra’s 2011 tour to Japan.
Her work can be seen at The Gallery, Picturecraft in Holt, Norfolk, The Sheep Shop, Cambridge, The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk, Carley’s Yard Gallery, Framlingham, Suffolk and at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.