Anita Ouellette – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Anita Ouellette

Anita Ouellette was born in New Waterford but lived in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg before returning to Cape Breton 47 years later. Self-taught, she began painting in oils as a means of expression, capturing the beauty of the Quebec countryside and its many different lifestyles. Painting portraits came naturally and, in 1985, she painted Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, which was presented to him by Rock Lasalle. Returning to the Island that she loves so dearly, Anita settled in the historical village of Louisbourg where her passion for painting continues.