Michele Cancro studied art at Rowan University in South Jersey. Both of her grandfathers and a couple of other family members were artists. Her paternal grandfather was her first art teacher. Michele’s earlier style was mostly realism, but the medium was mostly in pencil. As she converted to painting, she discovered a love of abstract painting; the use of texture and of bringing organic items into the work. Over the years, Michele has used glass, computer or keyboard pieces, rice, lentils, coffee beans, etc. Her latest piece even has couscous in part of it. As she says, “The beauty of the organic components is that most people don’t even realize what it is in the paint, just that it has a unique look and feel.” What will she use next…?