Vitale settled in East Dover, Nova Scotia, more than thirty
years ago. She raised children, chickens and veggies and
learned ways of living from the land and sea.
Having been a self-taught studio potter, she began studies
in ceramics at NSCAD in 1984. There she began painting and
Her work has been exhibited and collected in Canada and
the U.S. She is currently represented by
Jo Beale Gallery, Fine Art,
Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia,
154 Peggy's Point Road.
902 823 1960 www.jobealegallery.net
I doubt I would have become a landscape painter were it
not for dwelling in this place. My work has been a sort
of overspilling of the pleasure I take in its great beauty.
I paint from a sense of awe and wonder. How can this be
so bright, so still, so solemn? It is a study of quality.
As a teacher, I hope to support an environment in which
people can share the non-verbal experience of looking, then
transforming, what they see into an expression of that total
looking. This is a process hard to describe in words, but
happening for us when we spend a few hours working together--work
based on observation, aiming at communication.