Vanessa White-Capelluti is a practicing artist and retired art teacher. She was born in upstate New York, and after graduating from Indiana University began her teaching career on the outskirts of Chicago. She moved to Maine in 1982 where she taught middle and high school art and completed graduate studies at Mass College of Art in Boston. A resident of South Portland, her areas of interest include painting, pottery, and photography. Ms. White Capelluti has received awards from Indiana University, Massachusetts College of Art, was a semifinalist for Maine Teacher of the Year, and earned national board certification in Art Education. Her paintings are based on observation, and deal with carefully curated still life and natural settings.