Ellen Green

"I am passionate about learning, creating, and sharing my experiences. I have created art and taught as long as I can remember. Since 2013, I have focused on creating monotype prints and acrylic paintings. Monotypes are the ‘painterly’ printmaking process and each print is unique. When I am working on monotypes, I have to think from the foreground to the background as I work.

As a teen, I took many art classes that led to my first job teaching art and science at the Palo Alto Junior Museum. I was 16 years old. I did my undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA with an emphasis in art. I studied Visual Arts, Psychology, and Northwest/Southwest Native Culture. My focus at that time was on Ceramic Sculpture and I was an apprentice to ceramic sculptor, Ben Sams.

I am fascinated by nature and my artwork is inspired by it. I am a life-long learner and I love studying color, horizon lines, and different perspectives/subjects.  When creating landscapes, I look to where the land meets the sky, allured by the halo between them, until you see only the sky above. I have been inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and Imogen Cunningham for their ability to capture the beauty of nature with a microscopic focus."

Ellen Green
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