Category: TATUTINA

Dogs in our studio

We often feel so lucky, to have the space and opportunity to have our furry babies at work.  It all started with Natasha, who was the sweetest German Shepherd ever… She would come every day with Barbara and sit by the door, or sit by her side as she painted her art.   People would come in and be a…

Taksan Tatutina Scoshi Store

The next chapter in our story begins after Barbara takes some time off from Tatutina.  If you missed the beginning, you can read the first chapter here. Although Barbara worked a couple of part time jobs, her love of art, painting, and creating kept bringing her back to her brushes and bright colored paints.  She couldn’t stay away. She always had…

Who is Tatutina

Since we are celebrating 30 years in business, we decided to look back and reflect on where we came from and who we are… When Barbara was 18, she moved from Argentina to Naples, Italy, and fell in love with Salvatore Florena. She also fell in love with the Amalfi Coast and began painting her naif scenes of colorful houses,…

Three Sisters

Every summer Barbara’s youngest daughter Caroline visits from Italy. They all get together at their summer home in Chatham,  Barbara has created a home  where all can get together to celebrate family! Florena Sisters Caroline~Georgia~Roberta

Sharks in Chatham

There will be shark sightings in Chatham this year. Instead of the beach you will find them in the park! Sharks created by various area artists will be moved to various locations in Chatham this summer.  Barbara and daughter Georgia, both artists and longtime summer residents, were asked to help create the public art event. It’s all in the eye…

What’s my name

Let us consider what a name is. It is the grouping of several letters of an alphabet, or other symbols, which constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing. Most have meanings,, but what really distinguishes them is YOU!   Celebrate you and what’s behind your name Zoe, a Greek baby name which means, life Amy, English form of the…

I need a vacation with my kid

How many times have you driven past your local historic house without stopping in? Now is the time to visit all the local tourist attractions right in your community. Check with your Chamber of Commerce or tourist information center for a free list of local must-see spots.  You’ll probably learn history and fun facts you never imagined. Take photos and…

Simply Summer

Do you remember the end of the school year? barefoot in the grass ice cream road trip lemonade stands the 4th with furry friends going to the beach fresh tomatoes from the garden   simple summers are the best

Happiness and food

Food is a fundamental part of our lives and a great starting place for us to make everybody happy.   “Amusing Houses” by Barbara Ottmar Happy Owners with HA HA artwork Art and coffee! Color between doors Columns Completed A complete round of pleasure … Ollie’s food to go…. happy art happy people happy surroundings  happy customers  go today…ENJOY!

Painting at Ollie’s

Barbara Ottmar, artist and happened in at Ollie’s To Go on Main Street in Chatham, MA and offered to paint some black, boring columns into a work of art. Ollie’s, named after the owner, Nicole’s son, Oliver, is a wonderful space with amazing food, specializing in really good sandwiches.  Barbara, not only loves this place, but she also has a…