Ellen Palestrant
Ellen Palestrant

Meet Ellen Palestrant

South African-born writer and artist and filmmaker, Ellen Palestrant, currently resides in Arizona. She was educated in South Africa and Britain and immigrated with her family to the USA in 1987. Palestrant has been a writer, artist, creativity expert, game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children's animation), film producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press.

Her published books include: NOSEDIVE, JOHANNESBURG ONE HUNDRED, REMEMBERING DOLORES, I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT, HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking, PRETZEL ON PROZAC: The Story of An Immigrant Dog, THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE and IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, MR. HARRIS… SO CAN I (letters, workbook), KOPTOE Transcending Boundaries: The Comrades Marathon, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATIVITY: Art, Writing, Music, Filmmaking, Theatre, Education, Science & The Synergy of Imagination and QUOTES ABOUT CREATIVITY: What Makes Creative People Tick, Inspirational Thoughts About Creativity Through the Ages.

Her ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings invite viewers into her dream-like worlds…

"My paintings begin with a glimpse of possibility. I have a sense of what I want and then feel my way. As my boundaries of reality disappear, uncensored spontaneity takes over and I enter my world of dreams. My journey into fantasy is open-ended; anything can happen. My fleeting images undulate simultaneously on varied surfaces. Using a combination of acrylic paints, watercolor, and iridescent inks, I create a complex color spectrum. In addition to being a painter, I am also a filmmaker and the author of about twelve books, six of which I have illustrated. I have lectured extensively on the subject of creativity."

South African-born writer and artist and filmmaker, Ellen Palestrant, currently resides in Arizona. She was educated in South Africa and Britain and immigrated with her family to the USA in 1987. Palestrant has been a writer, artist, creativity expert, game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children's animation), film producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press.

Her published books include: NOSEDIVE, JOHANNESBURG ONE HUNDRED, REMEMBERING DOLORES, I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT, HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking, PRETZEL ON PROZAC: The Story of An Immigrant Dog, THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE and IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, MR. HARRIS… SO CAN I (letters, workbook), KOPTOE Transcending Boundaries: The Comrades Marathon, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATIVITY: Art, Writing, Music, Filmmaking, Theatre, Education, Science & The Synergy of Imagination and QUOTES ABOUT CREATIVITY: What Makes Creative People Tick, Inspirational Thoughts About Creativity Through the Ages.

Her ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings invite viewers into her dream-like worlds…

"My paintings begin with a glimpse of possibility. I have a sense of what I want and then feel my way. As my boundaries of reality disappear, uncensored spontaneity takes over and I enter my world of dreams. My journey into fantasy is open-ended; anything can happen. My fleeting images undulate simultaneously on varied surfaces. Using a combination of acrylic paints, watercolor, and iridescent inks, I create a complex color spectrum. In addition to being a painter, I am also a filmmaker and the author of about twelve books, six of which I have illustrated. I have lectured extensively on the subject of creativity."

Books and DVDs by Ellen Palestrant

The World of Glimpse

The World of Glimpse

Signed Copy – $49

THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE has its own glossary called

THE GLIMPSARY

The World of Glimpse

Limited Edition Signed Copy – $49

THE COMPANION DVD

Watch an introduction!