Anita Dawson is a full time painter and sculptor, living in Columbus, Ohio. Her work is exhibited in the Midwest and eastern United States; most recently a solo show at the South Bend Museum of Art, Dublin Art Center in Ohio. Research into imagery has taken her on numerous trips to Italy, Spain and France to study iconography. She has served as a visiting artist and art professor in Aix in Provence and Rome and is Professor Emerita at the Columbus College of Art & Design where she taught painting and drawing. She grew up in Florida, an influence on her present work, earning degrees at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.