betsy bittman / nicholas oberling, artist
9004 highway 2 east hungry horse, mt 59919 / 406-300-2233
Nicholas Oberling has lived in Montana and painted the landscapes of Glacier Park and surrounding Flathead Valley for 20 years. He received his training at the world famous Art Students League of New York City, and his landscapes and bird paintings have been featured in art galleries and competitions around the country. Nicholas Oberling often works on location and can be seen painting on Going to the Sun Road or on trails in the back country. He lives with Betsy Bittman, a fellow New Yorker and avid Glacier hiker and cyclist whom he met in East Glacier.
Drive into Hungry Horse on a nice summer day and you just might see Nick Oberling out in the lawn, painting his latest work.
Oberling, a renowned Glacier National Park landscape painter, has opened a new studio and gallery, Glacier Fine Art, on U.S. Highway 2 with his wife Dr. Betsy Bittman.
Oberling has painted the park for the past 18 years. In 2014 he completed a three-year project where he packed into the wilderness regions of Glacier and painted backcountry scenes plein air. Prior to the project, many of the scenes had never been painted before.