Anita Utas was born in London, Ontario, and now resides in Ottawa. She received her honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Western Ontario, where she studied under Paterson Ewen and Duncan de Kergommeaux, and she completed coursework toward her MA in Art History at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1993, she completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario.
Anita's acrylic or encaustic abstract landscapes are inspired by extensive travels around the world. She creates paintings that allow us to explore and experience what we are seeking, be it a communion with nature, or an inner dialogue that helps us come closer to an awareness of ourselves and our place in this world. She is inspired by William Turner, Caspar David Friedrich, and Harald Sohlberg. Her work has been shown in many venues in Ottawa and the surrounding area, and is part of corporate and private collections in Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe.