Anita Mary is a wife, mother, artist, writer & an overcomer. She portrays her heart through captivating paintings showing her journey from darkness to light and freedom.

Living in South Auckland, New Zealand, Anita is on the board of trustees for Toi Ora Live Arts Trust – an award winning art organisation that provides innovation and leadership in the field of creativity in mental health recovery.

Pilchard, Anita’s beloved cat of 17 years, is portrayed in Not for Kids! and on the home page of this site. Pilchard is immortalised through this children’s publication and will be loved by many forever.