The words psychedelic and pastoral and rarely used in the same sentence.
Ellen’s palate is vibrant and almost surreal. Her images are joyful and she creates a soothing subject as a background for her psychedelic pastel drawing. As a child would draw with a crayon. Her treatment of farm animals (cows and horses) incorporated into the landscapes of oceans and marshes react with her wild art style. This artist is known for her farm animals and barns, but collectors buy her work due to her very unusual sense of color.
She winters in a 100-year-old historic house in Ybor City, FL and summers in the lakeside community of Saugatuck, MI.