Ellen Fuller

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Ellen Fuller

United States

Ellen Fuller, the award-winning photo-realistic painter of wildlife and nature was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Philadelphia College of Art. Her paintings are represented in private collections throughout the world. Her work has been shown at the Haggin Museum, Tuscon Desert Art Museum, Bennington Center for the Arts, Steamboat Art Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum.
She was awarded First Place Grand Prize for her painting “Great Egret” in American Women Artist’s Juried Show. This painting was featured in the October- November 2018 issue of International Artist Magazine. She was then asked to do a progression of her painting “Wood1” which was published in an article in the same magazine in 2019.
Her artwork has been published in several editions of the book AcrylicWorks and also Art Journey Animals, (A collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks) and a graphic novel Lobo: The King of Currumpaw. It has appeared in numerous art magazines including Southwest Art Magazine, Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and American Art Collector. Fuller is a Signature Member of American Women Artists. Recently she received a special Recognition Art Award from Manhattan Arts International because of her exceptional talent. Fuller, an innovative artist, continually pushes the limits of her innate skill and creative vision. To achieve the magnificent details in her paintings she refers to her own photographs, uses a magnifying glass, and applies a subtle layering of glazes. 
Most recently International Artist Magazine showcased Ellen demonstrating the Grisaille technique by which an image is executed entirely in shades of gray. The energetic flow she achieves in her artwork can be attributed to her lifelong practices of Qigong, Tai Chi and meditation. Her work is about visual intimacy and results from intense observation: a process of immersion that involves contemplation and concentration, frustration and exhilaration.”
In this fast-paced electronic world, her paintings reintroduce the viewer to the natural world, bringing a sense of connection and renewal. Her paintings allow you to see that nature’s beauty lies in its intricacies and minutiae that are often overlooked. Through Ellen’s paintings, you may enter into a sacred space as an invisible witness. As she communicates her love of nature she offers us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the magical gifts of nature. Her hope is it will encourage you to notice the beauty that surrounds us.

 

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