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Nature Photographs of Neil Tischler

At the First Parish Art Gallery — December 10 - January 28, 2011

Artist Statement:

I hope my work encourages others to look at nature more closely, become aware of its beauty,

better understand our relationship to it, and act to protect it.


(Neil welcomes comments and questions about his work at any time and will happily
respond to emails addressed to



All images have been taken with hand-held digital cameras in natural ambient light in their actual location; not having to set up a tripod or flash allows me to move to an interesting perspective or shoot quickly to capture fleeting objects or momentary lighting. Images are treated with minimal digital adjustments so they remain truest to nature.


My earliest images in late 2000 were taken with Olympus Ultra-Zoom digital cameras. Images since May 2004 were taken with Nikon D70 and D80 digital SLRs and high-quality Nikon lenses. Images after November 2010 have been taken using a Nikon D7000 DSLR body. I make my own prints on an Epson 2200 inkjet printer with archival pigment inks.


I have been fascinated by nature since my early childhood in rural upstate New York and have been active in photography since my teens. Now, with the freedom of digital photography, I'm able to capture winter’s frost patterns with their amazing intricacy, summer’s stunning flowers, birds, and insects. I like to seize the moment and photograph subjects close up, often with a sparkle that makes them glow!


Other interests include playing percussion in The Concord Band (a 65-piece symphonic wind ensemble), volleyball, kayaking, gardening and reading.


By profession I am a mechanical engineering consultant specializing in product design. Since 1978, I've enjoyed helping companies bring new products to market. My current emphasis is new medical devices. Visit



Signed archival-quality prints are available primarily in three sizes - 12 x 18”, 9.3 x 14" or 6.5 x 18”. My gallery frames for these prints measure 18 x 24”, 16 x 20” or 13 x 24”, respectively. Prints may be ordered alone, with mats or with gallery framing. Hundreds of images are available as cards or prints on my website, where new images are added every few months as older ones are selectively retired



Photo gallery is open most days 10:00 am- 4:00 pm or by appointment. Please call ahead.


Some of Neil's Exhibitions (click here for a complete list):

Indian Hill Music Center Littleton, MA July-August 2002
Gordon Library, WPI Worcester, MA December 2005-January 2006
Sovereign Bank Acton, MA November 2006-present
Bedford Public Library Bedford, MA September-November 2007
Emerson Hospital, juried Concord, MA February-April 2008
Sargent Memorial Library Boxborough, MA May-June 2008
Wayland Public Library, foyer Wayland, MA June 2008
Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center Boston, MA June-September 2010


Speaking Engagements:

Newbury Commons Concord, MA February 19, 2009
Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers Wayland, MA September 10, 2009
AMC, Worcester Chapter Northborough, MA January 20, 2010


Retail Outlets:

I began selling images to the public at Handworks Gallery of American Crafts in February 2002. Local outlets currently carrying my work are:

Tischler Tree Swallow

Tischler "Exploding Milkweed"

Tischler Window Frost

Tischler Autumn Reflections

Tischler Swan With Cygnets
Neil Tischler
Nature Photography
35 Nash Road
Acton, Massachusetts 01720-2723

Tischler Tiffany Wings



Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Diana Bonner
Ginnie Hibbard
Winky Merrill
Sylvia Whitman, Chair
Tom Wintle




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