Hi, I’m Ellen.
One of the ways I express my creativity is through ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings that invite you into my dream-like worlds….
Would you like to enter?
A book for ALL AGES - 4 to 104! The World of Glimpse - A unique and beautiful coffee table book where art, literature and theater combine. THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE is a fantasy world of contagious rhythms and luminous color.
"The World of Glimpse is an amazing book. For fans of Dr. Seuss and Lemony Snicket, this takes the world of imagination, color and symbol, way out there." - Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Radio
I am a South African-born writer, artist and filmmaker, currently residing in Arizona. I was educated in South Africa and Britain and immigrated with my family to the USA in 1987.
I have also been a game inventor, advertising consultant, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children’s animation), college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press.
I began painting about 12 years ago and my art has been exhibited in a number of galleries. I am the author of more than a dozen published books ranging from fiction/fantasy to poetry and non-fiction, many of which I have illustrated. It has been my pleasure to have written and lectured extensively on the subjects of creativity.
On Reno Tahoe Tonight
Ellen discusses creativity and inspirations with fellow writer/artist Jill Glenn and show host Oliver X. You can read about both Jill and Oliver in CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATIVITY.
Connect with Ellen’s teachings and with her ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings. View her art, buy products & prints.
Hone your skills with Ellen’s insights on creativity and self exploration.
I have completely fallen in love with Ellen’s creative perspective of the world. Her pieces inspire me to add more color and creativity to my life.
[An] insight and perception that made me reach deep inside myself and pull out my potential.
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!
Color is power which directly influences the soul.Wassily KandinskyWith the ongoing global pandemic, I feel at times, that I have embarked on a voyage into the deep and foreboding unknown. I imagine that many of you share similar emotions. What lies ahead for all of us? We don’t know....
I never met a color I didn’t like.Dale ChihulyWhy do fluorescent colors arrest my attention? I think it is because they are flamboyant, bodacious, conspicuous, vibrant and brilliant. “Look at me, look at me!” they beckon and I do. Yet I use them sparingly in my paintings – just a hint at...
A colorful world is always a synonym for paradise. A grey or monocolored world is always a synonym for purgatory or hell…The diversity of color brings paradise.Friedensreich HundertwasserAre paintings in monochromes created because of a need to explore the subtle variables of one color, a...
This has just been published in the Arizona Foothills titled: “Trendsetter to Know” and I thought I would share both the interviewer’s questions and my responses with you: Arizona Foothills Trendsetter to Know: Ellen PalestrantName: Ellen...
Songs and Sounds of the Universe
If you shut your eyes,
some cosmic verse…
songs and sounds of the Universe.