About the Artist

Through my art, I endeavor to communicate the expressions of life and strike the imagination of the viewer.  I enjoy rendering a wide variety of subject matter including landscapes, portraiture and still life and florals.  Using mostly oils, colored pencil and graphite, I create art in the style of realism.

Many of my pieces were inspired by the summers I spent in the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Regions of New York State.  Faith and imagination were the inspiration for the religious and holiday pieces. The works of two of my favorite master artists, Jan Vermeer and William Bouguereau, provided the inspiration for my two reproductions of their work.  But usually I never know what may inspire me next - a beautiful butterfly, colorful sunset or a precious baby's face! 

As a young girl, I realized I was artistic and loved to draw. After graduating from the University of Rochester, I enjoyed a career in human services while managing to keep my hand in art occasionally. Then, while staying home to raise my family, I was able to develop my artistic skills, studying under several regional artists. Subsequently, I participated in shows (solo and group), winning several awards and began self-publishing to make prints of my work available. Today, I enjoy being able to devote full time to my art career. When I’m not at my easel creating or doing a commission, I provide art classes called "Expressions of Life" at retirement facilities, libraries, daycare centers and a senior center in my area which is most enjoyable and rewarding.

I try to capture the beauty I see in my subjects, with each piece providing its own unique journey. It is my hope that my work brings a feeling of peace and enjoyment within the viewer.

Please stop back to see new pieces added to my gallery.  Also, be sure to check the "What's New" page for recent art projects, news and pieces.

Thanks for visiting,


All art images copyright © 2012 Elaine Rittler Fine Art. All Rights Reserved

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