Snowy Forest. Forest on Oil
Duck on a pond. Oil on Canvas


Nature Presents: Pastels and Oils by Rita Buttiker and Tami Elise

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on July 27th when we celebrate the works of Rita Buttiker and Tami Elise. Both inspired by the world around them they have come together to create an atmospheric yet detailed must see experience.

The show has been curated by celebrated and honored artist Stanley Maltzman

Tami Elise bio:

Currently residing in the Village of Valley Falls, NY, Tami Elise grew up in West Lebanon, NY, where her family had a farm for four generations. Painting came as a natural ability and she was even allowed to do her own artistic endeavors in high school, taking independent classes to fill her desire to be creative. Self-taught, Tami has spent the last twenty-three years painting ornaments and doing commissioned fine art oil paintings for clients. Originally, she started painting the ornaments in acrylics, than she decided to try oils, and has never gone back! About 15 years ago, she did a show in the Hall Space Gallery, in Chatham, NY. She only recently has been entering her work into various events, thanks to the encouragement of her fellow artist, friend, and neighbor, Jocelyn Cole. With her photo realism oil painting of a red fox, she entered the First Annual Valley Falls Fine Art Show, in which she won Best Of Show, and has since won Best Of Show last year at the same event for a barn painting. The fox painting has now been selected by an International juried show for Focus On Nature XV, for the New York State Museum and will be on display at the Roberson in Binghamton, from July through January 2020. She loves going for long drives and walks to take photos of nature for a possible painting. She also wishes to thank some wonderful photographer friends that have graciously allowed her artistic interpretation of their photographs for her paintings: Vittorio Ricci of Italy, Steph Libernaventure of France, Jacky Parker of England, and Rick Larson of Montana.

Rita Buttiker bio:

Born and educated in Switzerland, and later living in Canada and New York, Rita's landscapes record the natural beauty she observes. Rita has taken courses at the Sacchi in Florence, Italy, the State University of New York in Albany, Albany Junior College, and the Malden Bridge School of Art. She has studied with Franklin Alexander from Woodstock, and acclaimed pastel artist Stanley Maltzman. Rita has won numerous prizes and awards in the Capital Region and shown her work in Kent, Ct. and Felspoint, Baltimore. Her work is in private collections throughout the U.S. as well as Switzerland and Spain.


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Last updated July 10, 2019