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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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.
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.
The many forms of Ellen’s creativity expressed through her words and 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.
[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!
There is nothing funnier than the human animal. Walt Disney Many of my poems, although humorous, are also social commentary. I have fun examining, exaggerating and satirizing human foibles. Humor drives much of my poetry as does imagery, rhythms, sounds, my own senses - and a love of language...
"When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself." Steven Spielberg...
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...
Songs and Sounds of the Universe
If you shut your eyes,
some cosmic verse…
songs and sounds of the Universe.