Portrait of the Artist at 3 Years Old

Portrait of the Artist at 3 Years Old

Portrait of the Artist and Unhelpful Assistant

Portrait of the Artist and Unhelpful Assistant

Portrait of the Artist at 33 Years Old

Portrait of the Artist at 33 Years Old

 

About This Artist

My name is Ellen and I am an Artist and Illustrator based in New Jersey. I like dogs, houseplants, and drinking coffee. I read a LOT of books. I believe in challenging societal norms, equality and justice for all, and smashing the patriarchy.

I prefer not to “paint myself into a corner” when it comes to media, genre, or style - instead my studio practice has one continual focus across the entire body of work: colour! Instead of following the “Academia Mindset” of product-over-process, my work focuses heavily on the exploratory process of “making things.” The freedom I have found in purely experimenting with different media and focusing on the organic nature of creating brings me unparalleled joy. My art is about exploring the endless possibilities of a creative practice, and embracing the wild ride from initial imaginative vision to finished work of art!