Nita Engle – Grouse Country
Release Year: 1985 Size (inches): 16.25 x 23.5 Form: limited edition print on paper Edition Size: 950 numbered and hand signed by the artist
The natural beauty of the wilderness, especially the North Country, presents a continual challenge. There is so little wilderness left. My goal is to take the viewer into my world through my watercolors. The exciting thing about painting in this medium is that watercolor moves on the paper, unlike oil. – NE –
Nita Engle, one of America’s foremost watercolor artists, is well-known for her watercolor landscapes that are a visual remedy for incurable wanderlust. Her paintings range from Africa to Alaska, from Thailand and Tahiti to Italy, and from Indonesia to her home on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her unique watercolor technique has been developed through experimentation. Engle says, “The exciting thing about painting in watercolor is that it moves on the paper, unlike oil.” Engle attended the Art Institute of Chicago for four years with affiliated study at Northern Michigan University and Roosevelt University. She was employed as an art director of a Chicago ad agency before becoming a full-time illustrator in watercolor for major publications, for everything she says, “From Reader’s Digest to Playboy.” If you admire the art of Nita Engle, you may also enjoy the watercolor paintings of David Armstrong and Carolyn Blish.