was born and raised in Germany - Niedersachsen. Her mother worked in the Fashion industry and her father was an interior designer and artist.
Anja Whitemyer got a scholarship at the Hochschule bildende Kuenste im Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg) = University of fine Arts in Hamburg. She worked as a documentary photographer for a lot of artists and galleries in Europe (freelance).
Anja Whitemyer's art style is very diverse, from pencil drawings to ink floral works to fine art oil paintings and digital artworks. From 1986-2013, she focused on street photography and portrait photography. In 2013, Anja changed her main focus to fine art: abstract contemporary oil paintings and graphic works on canvas. Her distinctive style is "less is more," and her love to "the emptiness" in her artworks gives the viewer room for his/her current interpretation of the works.
Digital Pop Art
In 2019, Anja replaced the paintbrush for digital artworks: These art collages incorporate street art, pop culture and movies. The multiple-layered images create a story on their own, digital colored iconic black and white images mixed into a new content. Her influences for these works are Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and street art graffiti.
The Comic Collage
Anja uses original comic book pages (vintage or new) to create one-of-a-kind backdrops for her original acrylic work on top of these colorful backgrounds, finishing with a strong resin coat with or without charged glass topping, for the light illuminating shine effect like that of diamond. Custom works are available on request.
The Other Nursery
Always trying to create a story, using imaginary or book-based images to inspire the beholder to look closer, was the inspiration of "The Other Nursery" series. These Digital artworks incorporate her fine art ink works, water color drawings, oil paintings and photo collages that are childlike--but fit into the adult world of livings rooms and offices spaces as well.