pastel artist

Anita Bogard

A friend talked me into taking a beginner's art class in the Fall of 2003.  I knew nothing except that it was something I'd always wanted to try. 

I grew up in a tiny southern community and attended a public school too small to offer art in the curriculum.   I was so proud of some of those first pieces and I cringe when I look at them now but I keep them to help me realize how much I have learned.  It's amazing what you can do when you find something you love and pour your heart into it. 

I live in central Arkansas and find it very humbling to realize my paintings are displayed in private collections in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana and Virginia.  


my story

I would love to paint your pet's portrait.