About Me....
Elaine Rittler


Welcome to my website. Thank you for visiting!

Through my art (as I refer to as expressions of life), I enjoy 
expressing all things nature. Must say, I selfishly enjoy rendering beautiful subjects such as flowers, wildlife and landscapes for the very reason of looking at something so beautiful while I work! Lol.

I love creating in colored pencil, watercolor pencils and brush pens in the style of realism. I do enjoy other mediums as well - oil, oil pastels and graphite.

Many of my earlier pieces were rendered in oil and inspired by the summers I spent in the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Regions of New York State. The reproductions of "Girl with The Pearl Earring" and "Story Book" were inspired by the original works created by Johannes Vermeer and William Bouguereau, respectively.

While growing up, I realized I was artistic and loved to draw all through school.  I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Rochester and subsequently 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 through a combination of classes, mentoring from regional artists and self-teaching.

Subsequently, I participated in shows (solo and group), won 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. I am delighted to accept commissions - pet portraits or other subjects.

Beginning in 2019, I also now enjoy writing for my art blog - yourartbox.com. My objective is to provide beginning artists with useful information on techniques, products, reviews, motivation and inspiration to help in creating their art.  

Beginning in the Spring of 2020, I began providing colored pencil art instruction videos, geared toward seniors in living facilities, but suitable for anyone wanting to learn colored pencil. Contact me if you're interested in bringing this to your facility or for your own art fun!.

Whether you enjoy creating art yourself or enjoy viewing and collecting fine art, it is indeed extremely rewarding and gratifying to help others experience the joy of art!

Thanks again for visiting,