About Ellen

 

 

After studying art at Smith College, I moved to France and back again a couple of times, had two children, became a therapist, and finally in the mid-nineties, was introduced to the extraordinary challenge and possibility of watercolor.

Interest soon became obsession and I fell in love with the medium. I travelled back to France to visit Monet's garden, studied and painted as often as possible, and was in many juried and non-juried shows.

Since moving to upstate NY, I have continued to find joy in making water color paintings. I have painted the rural landscape": barns, farms, animals, flowers and mountains. My passion for the sea began during childhood summers spent at the 'Jersey Shore'. This passion was re-awakened in the mid-90's on a trip to Monhegan Island, Maine, and Rockport, Mass. These areas continue to be a source of inspiration for painting.