Calendar Month: December 2018
Underwriter: The Retina Institute of Florida
About the Artist: Marian Vitale
Marian Vitale is an impressionistic artist specializing in landscapes, florals and architecture. She is a prolific painter whose distinctive style captures the essence of light and beauty through watercolors and oils. She has been painting her entire life and her work has been seen and sold in galleries and shows in Florida and her native New York. She studied painting at the Art Students League in Manhattan, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Elliott Museum and Alizarin Crimson Gallery in Stuart.
Marian grew up in a creative household in Staten Island, New York. She was the first person in her family to receive a college degree and graduated with honors from the prestigious Hunter College in Manhattan. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in counseling from the City University of New York. Her varied professional career took her from education to arts and entertainment. She is now retired and spends her time doting on her three grown children and their families, all of whom reside nearby in Stuart. There are eight grandchildren and more to come she hopes. Musical and artistic talent runs deep in this family and has been often recognized in the community.
Marian expresses herself through painting color and light and she loves to import her artistic knowledge. In a lifetime, she has worn many hats – teacher, guidance counselor, actress, and real estate broker. Her painting is the only activity she can't live without.
Historical Stuart is rich in Spanish architecture, mainly Mizner and his predecessors. This painting portrays the classic beauty of our nostalgic window boxes on stone buildings.