I love the drama created by the intersection of color and composition. I am fascinated by the human form, and the challenge of manipulating the complex forms and surfaces to manifest a powerful visual experience.
Portrait of Uncle Ike and Aunt Julie
"Gift of a lifetime"
"This is %&(@)_^E# unbelievably gorgeous"
Caren Goodman (Daughter of Ike and Julie Arnove)
"Her art is life like and most magnificent memory of our parents since we lost our Mom"
Mark Arnove (Son of Ike and Julie Arnove)
"This has made Uncle Ike so happy. It's a great way to mark his 100th bday and 75 years with his lifelong love" Fred Charnes (Nephew of Ike and Julie Arnove)
Portrait of Randi Charnes
"You capture the essence of her from the inside out. It was a picture of her from yester-year that shows how beautiful she is @ one of the most favorite times in her life"
Lisa Charnes (Daughter of Randi Charnes)
"This has touched me so much so and brought back amazing memories of a time in my life that made me so happy"
Portrait of Danny Sarokin
"When I saw the completed portrait, I was in awe! It was a special gift to my boyfriend for his surprise bday party and I wanted to come up with something unique that he would cherish. Well, the finished product was above and beyond my expectations and the look in Danny's eyes @ the unveiling of his gift...says it all :)"
Lisa Charnes (Girlfriend of Danny Sarokin)
Ellen Brown, who participated in the exhibit, "Of Dreams and Memories", at La Galeria Gitana, January 31 - March 28, 2009, was featured, solely, on the cover of the post cards used to publicize this group exhibition. The painting selected to represent everyone in the show was so beautifully executed that many people came just because they had seen this small example of what Ellen is capable of doing. She exhibited ten exquisite paintings in the show, and generated so much interest in her as an artist.
This painting has been awarded the 15% Fav's
from the February Bold Brush Art Competition.
Ellen Brown's love of fine art began in high school, where an inspiring teacher opened her eyes to still life painting. She continued her art education with weekend studies at the Corcoran Art Museum in Washington D.C., and a BFA from Ohio State University.
Having established a successful career in design and illustration, Ellen continued with easel painting, regularly exhibiting on the East Coast. On moving to Los Angeles, she pursued the study of figurative and large-scale works with Mario Rueda, a local billboard and portrait painter. With an increasing interest in portraiture, she later traveled to Baltimore to study at the renowned Schuler School of Art which emphasizes classical painting techniques, as well as mastery of traditional techniques such as grinding pigments, and making and using Maroger's medium. Since that time, she has studied classical realism in Los Angeles, with Mark Westermoe, Sergio Sanchez, Rick Morris, and Ryan Wurmser, among others.
Ellen Brown is a regular exhibitor and award winner at both local and national competitions. She has been in Oil Painter's of America's (2009-2011) Western Regional Show and the (2010, 2012) National Shows; the 97th and 98th Gold Medal Exhibitions of the California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; and the American Women Artists Master Signature and Signature Member Show at Galerie Gabrie in Pasadena in December 2008. She won 2nd place in the October 2010 competition on Fine Art Views, an Art Blog by Canvoo, an online magazine. She is an artist member of the California Art Club and Oil Painter's of America.
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