Anita M. Barnard is a visual artist, working in paint, collage, mosaic, photography, cement and glass, exhibiting in the Fort Worth area and internationally. Two of her collages were shown in Bremen, Germany then traveled to New Zealand where they appeared in four gallery shows. Collage, mixed media work, mosaics and jewelry have appeared in various shows in the DFW area and around the US.
Anita is often inspired by the world around her: the way things grow: vines and leaves, architecture, the night sky, colors, the work of other artists, thoughts about poetry, myths, events in her life and in history, as well as the natural beauty in the stones, glass and other materials in her mosaics.
Anita is also a writer who has co-edited five poetry anthologies and edited two, most recently, On the Dark Path, a collection of contemporary poetry based on traditional fairy tales. Her poetry has recently appeared in Illya’s Honey, Borderlands, and the anthology America is not the World. She was a finalist in New Millennium Writings’ 18th Consecutive Contest. She was a finalist for the 2007 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award; the selected poem appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of The Comstock Review. Her poem Red was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
She lives in Fort Worth with her family, human and otherwise.