Mita Corsini Bland


Mita Corsini Bland is a very accomplished watercolorist, perhaps best known for her numerous and striking illustrations of interiors. Her interior subjects illustrating the work of many luminaries of today’s decorating world are the focal point of the 2009 book on the famed American decorator, Sister Parish. She has painted many commissions for private clients that include members of the Forbes family and the former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg. From the 1980’s onward she painted numerous watercolors for the venerable fabric company, Brunschwig & Fils, depicting their textiles and wallpapers. She continued in that capacity for well over a decade.

She has expanded her focus in more recent years to include a series of distinctly unusual and subtle botanical watercolors inspired by the early twentieth century pioneer in botanical photography, Karl Blossfeldt. These paintings examine plants from a unique perspective that draw out striking parallels to both architecture and the human form. She continues to explore other themes including a series of figurative works, which resulted in an exhibit that sold out at the opening event.

Mita Corsini Bland also serves as a contributing editor to Veranda Magazine and a freelance designer for House Beautiful. She and her husband, a well-known gallery owner and antique dealer, live in New York. She enjoys traveling to her native Italy as frequently as possible.