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!
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils… William Wordsworth I like to use gold paint in some of my paintings to add shimmering highlights. These iridescent, metallic shades can appear to change color...
The best conversation is that which may be called thinking aloud. William Hazlett My own, interior conversations emanate from whispered thoughts that pop into my mind without an invitation. Some of these come to the surface seeking further exploration. Though silent, they become at times,...
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. John Muir To the Spirit of the Senses Come the Curious In a previous blog in November of 2018 which followed three days of Spirit of the Senses salons in New York, spent with experts in...
You ain't never been blue, Till you've had that mood indigo. That feelin' goes stealin' down to my shoes While I just sit here and sigh, "Go 'long blues". Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Albany Bigard Ever since I was a child, I have loved words. For me, they are emotive not just because of...
Songs and Sounds of the Universe
If you shut your eyes,
some cosmic verse…
songs and sounds of the Universe.