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Artist Anita Baptiste


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Biography


About the artist:
 
Anita Baptiste is from a small town near Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  As a child, she aspired to become a fashion designer.  Anita would collect scrap pieces of fabric and sew them into clothes for her dolls.  From that point, she moved on to one-woman fashion shows in high school and college.  Anita had the ability to see various textures and color combinations, then envision what she wanted to make with them.  She is a graduate of Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, majoring in Fashion Design.  Some of Anita's work has taken her to the following:
 
   Massachusetts College of Art in Boston
   Onsite study in Italy and France
   9 years as Head Designer at three design houses in Montreal, Canada
   3 years as a Gift Shop owner in Hyannis
 
When Anita moved to Arizona, she left the fashion world and opened a small boutique on 5th Avenue in Scottsdale.  Her love for southwestern flair began at this store.  Southwestern colors and textures began to consume her with new inspiring designs.  Anita began exploring new ideas until something unique and wonderful emerged.  She put together combinations of natural resources, such as: antlers, various feathers and pelts, fur and natural fibers.  Everything has grown from this core concept.   Anita has made southwestern wall décor, decorative pillows, baskets, and the most popular of her line, Santas.  Her work can be found in many famous actors' and singers' homes.  
 
Anita invites you to look through her unique line of southwestern art, enjoy it, and dream of what’s to come.  If you do not see what you need by way of color combination, size or design, we invite you to contact Anita directly so she can tailor to your needs.  Thank you for looking and we hope you enjoy her labor of love! 
 
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