“The primary media for my renditions are colored pencil and watercolor. I often enhance the paintings with acrylic ink and ink pens to achieve a more vibrant effect. With a few exceptions, I work almost exclusively on hot pressed watercolor paper.
The smooth texture allows for fine detail and the overall polished look I am trying to achieve.
The images I choose are familiar everyday objects. I aim to present a strong composition with careful attention to detail, causing the viewer to pause, to have a closer look.”
Ellen is a native of Germany and has spent the greater part of her life in the United States. She has lived for extended periods in Amsterdam, London and Florence where the opportunity to visit many fine art galleries and museums sparked a desire to study fine art at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.
Her work has been represented by various galleries in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as well as the American Horticulture Society, The Delaware Art Museum, the Invitational Gallery at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland and the Architectural Center in Washington, D.C.