1945 - ?

Mita Higton

As Maureen S. Baldwin, she was born at Wolverhampton in 1945, daughter of Edwin Baldwin and his wife Doris née Hutchinson, who married at Wolverhampton in 1942. She married at Malvern, Worcestershire in 2004, artist Stephen William Higton [q.v.] and paints under the name of Mita Higton. As an expatriate in Dubai, UAR, in the early 1990s Mita discovered the joy of painting in watercolours and her love for the medium has remained constant with the East Anglian skies and the light that dominate its sea and landscapes have proved inspirational. Mita prefers to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant paintings but is equally happy painting a portrait, a favourite pet or the beautiful coastline near her home in North Suffolk to where she moved about 2009. Mita is a member of the Suffolk Open Studios; Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle; Suffolk Art Society and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists'. Her work is on show at Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk; The Sheep Shop, Cambridge and The Lemon Tree Bistro, Framlingham, Suffolk. She also exhibits her work at various local exhibitions in Norfolk and Suffolk including The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmund's; The Workshop, Snape Maltings and also has exhibited at The Society of Women Artists’ at the Mall Galleries, London. One of her painting 'Beached at Aldeburgh' was purchased by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as a gift for their Principal Conductor, Yutaka Sado and a more recent painting ‘Minsmere Reeds’ was awarded the SAA, Artist of the Year 2012, Best Professional. She has her studio at Castle Villa, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, Eye, Suffolk. www.artsumitra.co.uk

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