"I am pleased with a portrait when I achieve an appealing likeness that evokes a certain timelessness -- the kind of painting I would hang on my own walls."
Michele Anderson is an accomplished artist and a leader in the field of portraiture. Her love for people and her commitment to a high standard of art has led to hundreds of commissions across the United States. Michele attended Georgia State University and graduated from The Atlanta Art Institute with a degree in design. After studying with many notable portrait artists and attending several workshops she started painting portraits full time. Working from her home studio on a 50-acre farm/ranch in North Alabama, Michele is continually inspired by the surrounding natural landscape, which provides ample opportunities for plein-air painting. This rural atmosphere is exemplified in the serene quality of her portraits.
Selected Commissions & Collections
Michele has painted more than 300 commissioned portraits for clients, both nationally and internationally.
Honors & Awards
• Featured in Chattanooga Profile Magazine, 2007
• Featured in Signal Mountain News, 2007
• Top Ten in Tennessee, The Portrait Society of America, 2007