Sunset Art Gallery of Amarillo

Anita Louise West


As an award winning artist, Anita Louise West has continued a lifelong career to create and produce art, and yet feels she is at a beginning. Anita has experience painting in watercolor for fourteen years. She has now returned to focus on her first love, oil painting. Using the finest of linen mounted on panels, she paints landscapes on location. Being in tune with the beauty of the outdoors brings a peaceful feeling to her work. Through her use of brilliant color she conveys her love of nature.


The joyful expression of her love of life and art through painting is the essence of her work. She paints jewel-like scenes of rural life, colorful gardens and peaceful themes of flowing water. These scenes coupled with vistas of mountains, the California coastline and the great Southwest add variety to her refreshing work.


Anita Louise West, originally from Kansas City, moved to Santa Fe in 1993. Anita has found her new home to be an inspiring and historic journey through the art world. "So many artists have painted here. It truly is a place where you can tap into the stream of other wonderful artists who have come through Santa Fe.


For Anita Louise West painting is truly from the heart yet versatility best describes her work. Her interest is in many subjects, painted both large and small, 'en plein aire' and in the studio. Her interest in other styles and media adds a unique dimension and attraction to her work. While painting and teaching her passion, Anita Louise has completed another year of work, and wishes to share her vision with you.