Anita Davis
Anita Davis Owner/Collector/Visionary

“For me, the best thing about ESSE is the personal touch. I love hearing the stories that other women tell me after or during a visit at the museum about their purse experiences.”

Anita Davis has two grown daughters who live out of state and three dogs who keep her house full. She has a bachelor of science degree and varied life experience that includes owning a mail-order catalog called “Pure and Simple” in the 1980s.

She loves outsider art, blues music – Gary Moore’s “Still Got the Blues” is her favorite song – digging for crystals and learning about the mysteries of life. She has a talent for finding valuables (“They’re valuable to me!”) in unexpected places. Her favorite book is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, and she loves anything by Gladys Knight.