Anita Michele of Swanton, Vermont is a mixed media artist and a founding member of the Swanton Arts Council. She studied painting, drawing and sculpture at Johnson State College, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts. In 2006, Anita was one of several artists chosen by the Vermont Arts Council’s exhibition titled “Palettes of Vermont 53 Flavors: Tease Your Palette 2006.” At a very young age, Anita was intrigued with landscapes and horizons, colors and values, and uses these elements in her abstract paintings. Her inspiration from nature’s forms and colors are illustrated by the use of flowing lines and textural shapes in her work. Anita’s appreciation and passion for the arts was influenced by a background in the Arts and Crafts genre. She creates artwork using a variety of mediums, such as acrylic paints, charcoal, ink, soft and oil pastels, collage, found objects and other forms of mixed media materials.