Statement: “For me, the unknowns of the process make for a journey of self-discovery and a more meaningful painting experience” – Edward Corbett As a contemporary painter, I am interested in interpreting subject and emotion in an abstract, intuitive way. The process, daring paint application, color, texture, and the element of discovery inspire me. In my process, I use materials instinctively. This allows more freedom, more risk taking. As a painting evolves, I react to the dialogue between us. I do not search for the literal truth of subject; I seek an expressive, emotional reaction.
Bio:Ellen maintains a full time Studio/Gallery in the Cedar Park neighborhood of Melrose, MA. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art she majored in Art Education with a minor in Painting. Ellen has had several group and solo exhibitions, including two solo exhibitions in Boston. In 2009 she was awarded a month long artist residency at the historic Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. Ellen has been the recipient of many awards and her paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. Ellen is currently represented by the Powers Gallery of Acton, Massachusetts, Huff Harrington Fine Art of Atlanta and Art and Light Gallery of Greenville, South Carolina.