About The 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 creativity focuses heavily on the exploratory process of “making things.” My process is about exploring the endless possibilities of a creative practice, and embracing the wild ride from initial imaginative vision to finished work of art. The freedom I have found in purely experimenting with different media and focusing on the organic nature of creating brings me unparalleled joy!
About This Art
My aesthetic is heavily influenced by Pop Art, Street and Graffiti Art, Psychedelic Art, and media such as Cartooning, Film, and Theatre. Most of my artwork features geometric patterns, bold line work, and vivid color palettes. Common themes throughout my body of work focus on modern cultural issues such as intersectional feminism, mental health, disability, LGBTQ+ rights, diversity, identity/gender roles, etc. The brilliant, oversaturated, retro-inspired rainbow aesthetic is my way of expression my vision for a more positive, united world. I truly do believe that concentrating on the core values of inclusion, acceptance, empathy, and unity are vital to saving humanity and rescuing the planet. It is my hope that by utilizing The Arts in this way, I can continue to push the envelope, transcend communication barriers, and bring a message of unity and positivity to future generations.