Bio
Ellen was born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. She taught elementary school in Michigan for a few years, and then did not work for six years while raising young children. In 1977, the family moved to Maryland, and Ellen began a very successful 30 year career in the business world. In 2004, she decided it was time to pursue her love of, and talents in art. Ellen always has had a deep interest in art, and while in college painted and sold whimsical pictures for children, as well as experimenting with various types of art design. In love with the looseness and fluidity of watercolors, she took lessons from an international, award winning watercolor teacher, and mastered the art of negative painting in watercolor to create shapes--flowers, buildings, rocks, trees, and many other things. Ellen created masterful paintings that hang in the homes of several patrons. After several years, she decided to try her hand at acrylics and fell deeply in love with the process of creating abstract paintings. Ellen has taken lessons from early 2012, from three award-winning artists. Her skill has been recognized by her instructors and has exceeded even her own expectations. Her teachers are excited at her progress and she recently won first place in a juried art show in Delray Beach, Florida. Her painting reflects life and all we cherish and hold dear. There is something for everyone in her paintings!


Showings:
Crest Theater for the Performing Arts, Delray Beach (4)
Coral Springs Museum of the Arts. Coral Springs (2)
Sugar Sands Park, Boca Raton, (2)
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Boca Raton Community Center

Professional Organizations:
Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Board of Directors
Florida Watercolor Society
WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts)