About the Artist

Born in Italy, ALESSANDRA BITELLI, SFCA, CSPWC trained at the Liceo Massimo d’Azeglio and the Elisa Tosalli Art School of Miniature before working as a miniaturist and illustrator. In 1979 she emigrated to Canada and began devoting her time to water-based media, with an emphasis on light and atmosphere. Her designs and colour are extremely sophisticated and, in addition to landscapes, florals and abstract compositions, Bitelli painted 26 glass windows for Christ the Redeemer Church in West Vancouver, a monumental undertaking. Among her many awards is the 1993 High Wind Medal from the American Watercolor Society. The artist is a full signature member of both the FCA and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Bitelli exhibits her work in Canada, Italy and the USA, as well as conducting art workshops.