Marika Anderson has been painting with transparent watercolors for over 20 years, most recently adding mixed media collage to her artistic repertoire. Marika’s fascination with color, contrast, line and pattern is evident throughout her artwork. Her experimentation with these design elements has produced an exciting variety of dynamic realistic and semi-abstract images. Her subject matter often includes landscapes, plants, horses and other animals, which reflect her love of nature.
Marika’s art education began at Pasadena City College and Barnsdall Art Center in Southern California, and later at the Gallery Art School in Campbell, CA. She continued her studies at workshops taught by some of the top watercolor artists in the U.S. Marika is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association. Recent art awards include the Beyond the Surface Award at the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show, Honorable Mention at the Art at the Classic Show and second place in both Watercolor and Mixed Media at the Equine Dream Art Show at the Western States Horse Expo.