Ellen is a local Toledo, Ohio artist. Her favorite medium is pastel. She likes to gesso MDF board and apply pumice gel to create a rough surface that hold layers and layers of pastel medium.
She prefers to use bright and vibrant color palettes with deep blues and purples to grab audiences attention. She often places complementary colors next to each other when creating her images. Her color palates are inspired by the beautiful sunsets that come with living on the Maumee River: high contrasting bright pink/peach colors and deep purples.
Her subject matters are often observational or life drawings. She likes to play around with narrative artwork and wishes to move her subject matter more in that direction.