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I've always been attracted to bright colors. I love mixing them and seeing them move across the canvas. Though I have painted to render a particular subject matter, I love the free spirit of abstract painting. I can use a live subject and my imagination at the same time. That is why I chose the website name Imagine Art Designs by Michele.


Having been a native New Yorker, I was exposed to the Arts and the wonderful museums at an early age . It was exciting to see all of the great works of famous artist on the walls in person. I imagined growing up to be a famous artist too. 

Going to a very large high school in N.Y.C., allowed me to major in art. The chairman of the department only asked a few students from our school to take part in life drawing at the Brooklyn Museum, and I was lucky to be one of them. Even though I was exposed to many mediums, I was a sketch artist for many years.  Majoring in Art at Cortland State University opened the door to exploring many different mediums. on a deeper level. I learned how to stretch my own canvases and to use color. I learned how to "see" what I was painting.  Cortland State also exposed me to special needs children. Though Art has remained an important focus in my life, I found myself wanting to spend more time with these kids.  As a professional artist, a portion of my profits will go towards serving these children. 

Being a member of  P.O.W. Artists, a local artists group in Casselberry, Florida, is a great privilege. Here we support each other, sharing our ideas and exhibiting our art. We believe in giving back to the community, and that art is a spiritual aspect in each one of us. We have three major exhibits a year, plus we share and support each other as professional artists.



Michele Niemi

Cozy Turtle
Nubia Delray
Berry Good
Under the Sea
Body Mind and Soul
The Dancing Lady
Strings and Horns
Men at the wall
Maestro's Paintbrush
Dancing with Timbrels
Men at Wall
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