Says Ella: "My real love is color--I look for unique shades of unexpected colors."
Favorite Painter: Wassily Kandinski.
Her style: Abstract expressionism, akin to Kandinski, is the area where Ella normally works, however her new-realism flowers with an "otherworldly tinge" have recently become quite popular.
Her background: An anomaly among regional painters, she spent much of her career as a "union florist" for university campuses. Her deft strokes and raw vision belie the fact that she is entirely self taught.
Showings: Currently showing with four other women artists at Ella's own studio in Erie, CO. Numerous showings in gardens, vacant homes, and other inspired spaces.
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|acrylic painting "Winnie Ha Ha" (GAS 2008)|
|paper "Paper Flower" (GAS 2008)|
|painting "Neon Trail" (GAS 2007)|
|painting "Bright Days" (GAS 2005)|
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