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….
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About ELLEN

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.

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.

Online Gallery

Connect with Ellen’s teachings and with her ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings. View her art, buy products & prints.

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Books

Hone your skills with Ellen’s insights on creativity and self exploration.

A Fantasist & A Scientist in Conversation

The World of Glimpse

 

Conversations about Creativity

Have You Ever Had a Hunch

I Touched a Star In My Dream Last Night

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

THE CORONAVIRUS: A PERSONAL CREATIVE MARATHON

THE CORONAVIRUS: A PERSONAL CREATIVE MARATHON

There are vast realms of consciousness still undreamed of vast ranges of experience, like the humming of unseen harps, we know nothing of, within us.D.H. LawrenceDuring this period of COVID-19, so many of us still have "undreamed" and still-to-be-dreamed realms of barely verbalized thoughts...

THE CORONAVIRUS: AN ULTRA-MEGA-SCIENTIFIC-MARATHON

THE CORONAVIRUS: AN ULTRA-MEGA-SCIENTIFIC-MARATHON

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.John BeecherHave we all made up our minds to do our very best to protect both ourselves and everybody else during these times of the COVID-19? I think that the majority of people have. They care about the survival of us all (let alone our planet) and...

LIVING LIFE IN PAUSE

LIVING LIFE IN PAUSE

 ©️Harry RubinoffOne of these days is none of these days.English ProverbIn this time of the Coronavirus, many of us are living without the usual deadlines and the incentives for starting and completing projects. However, it is really important to resist becoming apathetic, phlegmatic,...

CORONAVIRUS: LIVING LIFE BOTH VIRTUALLY & CREATIVELY

CORONAVIRUS: LIVING LIFE BOTH VIRTUALLY & CREATIVELY

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.Albert EinsteinAs members of society, we are attached to certain strings - to behavioral agreements essential to reasonable group co-operation. As individual members of our families, of our friend and interest groups, of communities, of towns,...

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.