I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me, the excitement of watching birds in the wild, and the random idea generator that is my imagination. In each painting, I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions over large fields of luminous color. When observing everyday subjects such as sparrows, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns that are created by their own characteristic movements.
Ellen grew up in upstate New York. She received a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Chinese History from the University of Vermont. She studied Mandarin Chinese at Middlebury College and lived in both Hong Kong and Beijing. She was accepted into the Copley Society of Art in 2003 and was awarded the John Singleton Copley Award in 2008, and the distinction of Copley Master in 2009. Her artwork is shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and is held in many corporate collections. She currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts and dreams of having a huge studio in Vermont.
“When observing everyday subjects such as sparrows, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns that are created by their own characteristic movements.”
~ Ellen Granter, Vermont Art Guide
Warm Springs Gallery
12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484
Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday • 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday – Sunday • 11 am – 3 pm
Sixth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival
October 1–7, 2018
For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.