ELLEN BUSELLI - "August Sunflowers" - 15" x 16" - $4,800. - Available for presale but must remain through end of show -
Painter Ellen Buselli uses her collection of antique oriental vases, old Roman glass, American Arts & Crafts pottery, pueblo pottery, and other artifacts for subject matter in her still-life and floral paintings. Buselli’s careful observation of chiaroscuro, form, edges, values, color, and textures evoke a calm classical order, and a sense of timelessness in her work.
After study at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, and graduating from Cornell University with a BFA degree, Buselli moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League and Grand Central Atelier. She paints from her north light studio in an old brownstone built in 1893, which mirrors her love of turn-of-the-century painters and traditional art practices. Painting from life and attempting to capture the beauty before her is the ultimate challenge and always captivating for Buselli.
Her inspiration and influences include the great paintings of the Dutch Masters, Jean-Baptists-Simeon Chardin, Henri Fantin La Tour, Emil Carlsen, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Giorgio Morandi, and Walter Murch among others.
She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the country, has been accepted to numerous national juried and museum exhibitions winning awards at many of them, and is in many private collections.
Buselli has collected recognition and awards from the prestigious Art Renewal Center (Finalist 2017 ARC Salon), the Butler Museum of American Art, Oil Painters of America (Best Still Life Award, Silver Brush Award, Winsor & Newton Award of Excellence, Signature Status) , American Artist Magazine (Cover and Feature), The Artist’s Magazine (First Cover and Feature Competition), BoldBrush Award 2016, Knickerbocker Artists, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Ridgewood Art Institute, American Artists Professional League, the Salmagundi Club, American Women Artists (Best in Show, Master Signature Status), the National Academy of Design (175th National Juried Exhibition), and Allied Artists of America.
In addition to the still-life genre and floral painting, Buselli also paints plein-air landscapes (“old New York” when in NYC), the figure, and portraits.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BFA degree
Tyler School of Art in Rome, Rome, Italy
Art Students League of New York, Merit Scholarship, painting and drawing - classes with David Leffel, Ron Sherr, Max Ginsburg
David Leffel’s Master Class, Union Square Studio, New York, NY
Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY, figure drawing and portrait painting with Travis Schlatt, Ted Minoff