Anita Hagan creates her unique mixed media block prints in a small studio on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater, Maryland. For over 35 years, she has worked as a printmaker perfecting her unusual technique of printing black ink over watercolor and gold or silver leaf on handmade mulberry/Kozo paper. Inspired by both the human figure and the natural world, she continues to explore and push the boundaries of her art. Currently, she is finishing a series of large portraits entitled "The One World Project" and will be exhibiting it in 2020-2021. She also teaches block printing workshops throughout the region, sharing her love for relief printing.
Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Europe, and has been exhibited in over 100 shows. In 2018, her work was chosen to be printed and displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston as part of the Big Ink project.