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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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.
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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!
An intense copper calm, like a universal lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.Herman MelvilleHow amazing it is to behold a copper sunset over the ocean! How interesting it is that such a sunset is a frequent occurrence near water and there's a...
Must we always talk for victory, and never once for truth, for comfort and joy?Ralph Waldo EmersonA Happy and Healthy New Year to you all! May this be a year filled with Curiosity, Creativity and Constructive Conversation. The words of Samuel Johnson, an English poet, playwright, essayist,...
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.Don MarquisSilver, gold, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze and chrome are just a few of the many metals that have been used in art.They have many qualities among which is that in varying degrees, they...
I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable, more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.Franz KafkaI like iridescent colors and therefore use iridescent paints and...
Songs and Sounds of the Universe
If you shut your eyes,
some cosmic verse…
songs and sounds of the Universe.