Welcome to the world of my Art

 Life Journey of my Artistic Soul

   My name is Margarita and I'm a New York based artist. I paint city- and landscapes in oil and acrylics, and I also take oil and charcoal portraiture lessons. Originally from Russia, I also lived in Germany, Singapore, UK and now in the US.

   I entered the world of art in 2012 by taking lessons with a Russian artist Olga Bliznetsova in her painting studio in Singapore, but back then I didn't take it seriously.

    Later in London, I took a couple of classes in different schools including

The Art Academy, Morley College and Central Saint Martins. 

   Now in New York, I decided to take my art skills to a professional level and gave up my career in marketing and BD to become a full-time artist.  In the meantime, I participated in a few exhibitions here in New York and sold some of my paintings to private collectors from different countries.

    Since now I live in New York, most of my paintings are devoted to this city.  

Exhibiting in V-Spot restaurant
Exhibiting in V-Spot restaurant
Exhibition in Greenpoint Art Gallery
Exhibition in Greenpoint Art Gallery
Work in progress
Work in progress

Some of my paintings are for sale - please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintingsbyMargarita to make an order.

Oil Paintings

Acrylic Paintings

Lady with a cat
Lady with a cat

"Woman and Cat" original painting - Oil on canvas - Size 20"x24" (51cm x 61cm) - Artist: Margarita Buttenmueller, 2016 - The painting is dry and ready for shipping

Portrait of a Woman
Portrait of a Woman

"Portrait of a Woman" - Oil on paper - Size 16.25"x18.5" (with a white border) or 15.5"x18" (without white border) - Artist: Margarita Buttenmueller, 2017 - The painting is dry and ready for shipping

Frida Kahlo 24"x36"
Frida Kahlo 24"x36"

Currently exhibited in V-Spot restaurant in East Village, Manhattan. Original "Frida Kahlo" painting. - Oil on canvas - Size 24"x36" (61cm x 91.5cm) - Artist: Margarita Buttenmueller, 2017 - The painting is currently exhibited in "Eclectic Zone" gallery event at V-spot restaurant in East Village. The portrait was inspired by a 1939 French edition of Vogue magazine cover featuring Frida Kahlo on it.

New York skyline
New York skyline

In private collection in Australia

New York painting
New York painting

Sold to NYC

New York painting
New York painting

In private collection in Germany

New York painting
New York painting

In private collection in Singapore

Female portrait
Female portrait
Male portrait
Male portrait
 
Fall in New York
Fall in New York

Acrylics on canvas, 20"x20", $720

Madison Ave
Madison Ave

Acrylics on canvas, 20"x20", $720

Times Square
Times Square

Acrylics on canvas, 20"x20", $720

New York City Skyline
New York City Skyline

Acrylics on canvas, 20"x20", $720

New York Skyline in black and white
New York Skyline in black and white

40"x30". Sold into the UK

New York Skyline Sunset
New York Skyline Sunset

New York, Sunset over Hudson River - Acrylics on canvas - Size 24"x36" - Artist: Margarita Buttenmueller, 2017 - The painting is dry and ready for shipping

David Bowie Portrait
David Bowie Portrait

For Sale: $300. David Bowie portrait original painting 20"x20" / contemporary / modern art. The painting was inspired by a David Bowie's "Heroes" album cover (1977)

Portrait of Valerie June.
Portrait of Valerie June.

For sale: $250 - Acrylics on canvas - Size 20"x20" - Artist: Margarita Buttenmueller, 2017 - The painting was exhibited in "Eclectic Zone" gallery event at V-spot restaurant in East Village

The portrait of my husband
The portrait of my husband