Welcome to the World of Glimpse

Where art, literature and theater meet.


South African-born artist Ellen Palestrant’s ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings invite viewers into her dream-like worlds.

Explore Your Creativity

A Hunch… or a Glimpse… can lead to unexpected possibilities!


For a literary, humorous and visual treat, enter The World of Glimpse, a make-believe and theatrical world of contagious rhythms, luminous color and vibrant landscapes.

The World of Glimpse

“An insight into the spirit and beautiful mind of author-artist Ellen Palestrant and her stunningly original collector coffee table art book The World of Glimpse … the full frontal sensory barrage is unlike anything I’ve encountered outside of Walt Disney’s Fantasia – yet this is a book!”

Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine

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Think Purple

  The Purple Cow I NEVER saw a Purple Cow; I never hope to See One; But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I’d rather See than Be One. Gelett Burgess (1866 – 1951) If I decide to paint a purple cow, or a purple hippo or elephant, I might hesitate for just a few moments to...

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Say “red”… and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds, And one can be sure that all these reds will be different. Josef Albers   Red is a primary color. If you combine it with yellow, you get orange, with...

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I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils… William Wordsworth I like to use gold paint in some of my paintings to add shimmering highlights. These iridescent, metallic shades can...

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Within your imagination, gardens bloom:

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About the World of Glimpse:

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