September 28, 2023


Make Some Fun

Featured Artist Ellen Woods | Artsy Shark

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Artist Ellen Woods presents a colourful assortment of summary works impressed by forays into nature and the interior thoughts. See extra of her portfolio by visiting her website.


Set of four abstract paintings inspired by water by Ellen Woods

“Sunlit Marsh Water” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’m an artist, psychotherapist and educator residing at excessive altitude within the Colorado Rockies. I divide my time between such actions as making artwork in my studio, seeing purchasers and instructing progressive lessons. Two of those lessons that I take pleasure in instructing at present are Discover Your Inventive Spirit and Intuitive Portray.


abstract painting by artist Ellen Woods

“Landforms” alkyd and oil on canvas, 48″ x 48”


My morning begins by spending time open air with my trusty companion, Jasper, sensing the setting that surrounds me. I discover the climate, the yr spherical snowcapped mountains, the motion of the grasses and bushes and the sounds of nature. I hear birds, rustling of leaves, the unpredictable motion of deer, rabbits and even a bear within the tall grasses and clustered bushes!


Set of four abstract paintings by Ellen Woods

“Landslide Disruption” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


Subsequent, I transfer indoors to focus inwards by way of meditation. Quieting the thoughts, enjoyable the physique, I change into delicate to the breath, the arising and passing of ideas and some other sensations. It’s this intersection between my outer world of nature and my interior world of instinct the place my work are born and evolve.


abstract waterscape by artist Ellen Woods

“In The Reeds” chilly wax and oil, 10″ x 10”


In my present artwork apply working with oils and chilly wax, I permit my work to spontaneously unfold. I method a clean, white canvas like an open discipline of limitless prospects. I encompass myself with quite a lot of instruments, brushes, scrapers, knives and skewers. They’re used to construct the floor and work the layers and textures as they develop and alter over time.


Artist Ellen Woods in her studio

Artist Ellen Woods in her studio


This course of might undergo many levels, including and taking away paint till a desired impact is seen. I’m reaching for a harmonious colour palette, with dynamic floor exercise and surprising outcomes. The pictures reveal curiosity, shock and pleasure when and the place the unexpected turns into manifest. These present work mirror my interactions with each the inside, imaginative realm and exterior phenomenal realities.


Four colorful abstract paintings

“Terrain Invites” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’m a lifelong learner. I obtained my undergraduate diploma from Goddard Faculty, Plainfield, Vermont specializing in fiber and weaving. My masters’ levels in Transpersonal Counseling and Scientific Psychology are from John F. Kennedy College, Orinda, California. My Grasp of Wonderful Artwork in Portray and Drawing is from the Academy of Artwork College, San Francisco, California.


set of four abstract paintings by Ellen Woods

“Lyrical Water Movement” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’ve obtained grants and fellowships from the Vermont Council on the Arts and Humanities, California Arts Council, Carbondale Council on the Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Middle, Colorado and the Vermont Studio Middle. I educate by way of Colorado Mountain Faculty, Carbondale, Colorado specializing in Neighborhood Training. My work is exhibited all through the U.S. and I’m often invited to take part in Invitational Exhibits.



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