Anita Granger was born in Toronto and grew up in a small town just north of the city. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from York University with a double specialization in Visual Art and Graphic Design. Granger embarked on a twenty-year career working extensively in design. After her initial start as a graphic designer with OWL & Chickadee Magazines, Granger transitioned into architectural and interior design and spent over 15 years as a project manager, designer and associate with CS&P Architects in Toronto. Approximately six years ago, she returned to her roots in painting and sculpture. Speaking of her landscape paintings, Granger states:
“I have a fundamental interest in plant and animal life, drawing much of my influence from nature. I tend to look within nature to find refuge, rather than seek shelter from it. My work channels the consideration of this relationship through a variety of narratives and metaphors expressive of human desires, in particular the need to find protection and a sense of connection.”
Granger has shown her work in a variety of group exhibitions throughout Ontario. Her work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Orillia Museum of Art & History, and ARTA Gallery in the Distillery District. She currently resides in Fergus, ON.