I express my creativity through my writing, my videos and my ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings that invite you into my dreamlike worlds….

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About ELLEN

Ellen Palestrant

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 14 years ago and my art has been exhibited in a number of galleries. I am the author of about 16 published books ranging from fiction/fantasy to poetry and non-fiction, many of which I have illustrated. I have written and lectured extensively on both creativity and other subjects.

Media & Interviews

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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. 

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On Arizona Originals

Ellen discusses creativity, perfectionism, balancing the practical with the possible, and the importance of taking action and moving forward.
You can see the full post here.

Books

The many forms of Ellen’s creativity expressed through her words and art.

There's a Light At The End Of My Muddle by Ellen Palestrant

There’s a Light at the End of My Muddle

If You Shut Your Eyes, You'll Hear Some Cosmic Verse

If You Shut Your Eyes, You’ll Hear Some Cosmic Verse

I Touched a Star In My Dream Last Night

The World of Glimpse

 

Conversations about Creativity

PRAISE FOR ELLEN

ART

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.

Gael Gilliland

Aspiring Art Collector

CREATIVITY

[An] insight and perception that made me reach deep inside myself and pull out my potential.

Annette Tucker

Composer

BOOKS

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

Blog

EVEN WHEN ALL SEEMS BLEAK, YOU CAN STILL INVITE COLOR INTO YOUR LIFE

EVEN WHEN ALL SEEMS BLEAK, YOU CAN STILL INVITE COLOR INTO YOUR LIFE

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....

THINK FLUORESCENT & PHOSPHORESCENT

THINK FLUORESCENT & PHOSPHORESCENT

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...

THINK MONOCHROME

THINK MONOCHROME

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...

Life as a Trendsetter – As Featured in AZ Foothills Magazine

Life as a Trendsetter – As Featured in AZ Foothills Magazine

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 Palestrant Name: Ellen Palestrant Twitter: @epalestrant...

Videos

Welcome to the World of Glimpse

Ellen gives a brief overview of her book and video of The World of Glimpse, a theatrical, humorous fantasy realm of Joy, Luminous Color and Creativity inhabited by the Glimpsibles. Let your imagination take hold and join her where negativity and positivity collide.

Songs and Sounds of the Universe

If you shut your eyes,
you’ll hear
some cosmic verse…
songs and sounds of the Universe.

Our Earth, Our Choice

We can if we choose, try to preserve the precious and glorious biodiversity of our planet for our children, their children – and for all the species and ecosystems with whom we coexist.

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