Nita Engle

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.”