Original Painting by Anita Inverarity

Acrylic, Ink and Pastel Sketch on Board (in floating frame/black)

This is the first painting I have done in many years. I decided to leave my “first impression”.
One of my art heriones Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits.

Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At age 6 years, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Original to be auctioned on 21st September 2012 at The Open Door Gallery to support its sustainability and support to the local artist community
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Anita Inverarity is a fine art illustrator residing in North East Scotland. Her intricate line work is influenced by the classic Victorian illustrators, pop surrealism and underground culture displaying a classic vibe with a modern twist.

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  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 3 years ago

    Whoa….I am blinded by color!!!!! I Love it Anita. What a beautiful Frida, can’t wait to see more!

  • Lol- Thank you. I forgot how to use paint and realised I cant be subtle !! I thought to play around & make it more finished, but decided to leave the first impression. Definately going to do a mini set of mexican inspired folk art as it was mega fun, but back to the ink for now :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    excellent work!

  • Thank you Lisabeth- a bit different from my usual :) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 3 years ago

    Adore it!!!!!!!!!!! xx

  • Wow- Thank you !! I’m so nervous of paint but just needed to loosen up a bit lol x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanover 3 years ago

    Very cool Anita! I knew this was yours in the feed the minute I saw it! :-)

  • Aw Thank you- I’m happy you recognised it as me, its a bit different from my norm xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 3 years ago

    Love it!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Laurie xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    Oh I love it!!

  • Thank you so much Anna xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 3 years ago

    wonderful painting Anita!

  • Thank you so much Tahnja xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 3 years ago

    She is a legend Anita, great to see your ‘version’ of her with those lovely Mexican blues and pinks. ~ Anni xxooxx

  • Thank you so much- I love your version of Frida- she is very inspiring and I loved doing this- it was quick & quite “intuitive”, maybe I’ll try her again sometime xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Izzybeth xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Anita.

  • Thank you so much Bunny xx

    – Anita Inverarity

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