About the Artist




Sally Tiska Rice was born and raised in the beautiful
Berkshires. She is the youngest of four children.
Sally lives in a rural town with her husband, daughter
and pets, where she is inspired by her surroundings.

 

      As a young girl she would sit with her father as he
designed and drew many blueprints. This was the start of
her love for art in all of its forms. While painting and drawing
she feels spiritually gratified and relaxed. She is a spine
injury survivor that finds her creative nature healing.
Sally focuses on blending and layering to
achieve depth and dimension. She also experiments
with light and color in an effort to create a piece
that will be enjoyed. Sally employs many different
techniques into her paintings, using acrylic,
watercolors, oil paints, pastels, as well as mixed media.
 
    
  Sally has been employed with Crane & Co., Inc. since 1998,
where she has enjoyed being a part of creating new techniques
and designs as a Hand Bordering Artist. She has attended
The New York City Stationery Show in 2010 to demonstrate
the art of fine hand bordering. While at Crane & Co. Sally
has hand border for customers such as Tiffany’s, Cartier,
and William Arthur. She has also painted borders on
personal stationery for Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Winkler,
Ozzy and Sharon Osborn, Jennifer Aniston, Lionel Richie
and Aretha Franklin to name a few.

 

  Her love to travel has given Sally opportunities to
further her understanding of art in all its forms.
She has been able to visit many areas in the Northeast,
ranging from the majestic mountains to the scenic shores.
                               Sally has enjoyed art abroad while in Italy,
Greece, Spain and the Caribbean as well.
These experiences have encouraged her
knowledge and appreciation of the
history of art throughout the world.
 
  Sally uses spontaneity to compose artwork. She
also creates many beautiful commission art
pieces for customers internationally. Her commission
pieces are usually created from one or more images
that the customer has chosen to
blend together to form a one of a kind piece
of art. Sally also has many customers that have
purchased fine art prints.
 
Education:
Pittsfield High School, Outstanding Art Student Award
 
Berkshire Community College

 

Studied under:
Nicholas LePore

Carl Fritz

 

Work Shops with:
Walter Cudnohufsky
https://www.cudnohufsky.com/index.php/artist/biography
Teri Davis
Dwight O'Neil of October Mountain Stained Glass
 
Juried Member of:
Artists at the Clock Tower
3rd Floor, Studio 302
75 South Church Street 
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

NUarts Studios/Gallery
311 North Street 
In downtown Pittsfield.

 

The Guild of Berkshire Artists
https://www.berkshireartists.org

 

Berkshire Art Association
http://berkshireartassociation.org

 

Volunteered At:
Berkshire Carousel Work Shop

 

Storefront Artist Project 12x12 Event
To benefit arts education in the Pittsfield public schools.

 

Berkshire County Kids Place
A children's advocacy center providing free services to children who have experienced trauma related to abuse.
 
Judge of the:
Dalton Art Gild 2015 show at Miller Art

 

Awards:

Fine Art America-Eyes 2012-1st Place
 Fine Art America-Horses 2012-1st Place

 


Blandford Art Show 2014:
First Place Directors Choice
Third Place
and
Forth Place