Almost 30 years after receiving my studio art degree and my retirement from a career in teaching elementary school, I am finally allowing myself time to explore my craft fully. I am rediscovering the thrill of creating dynamic abstract paintings that capture the eye with color and spatial play. I find that the fluid and forgiving nature of oil paint on a large scale canvas helps make my “in the moment” compositions unique. I enjoy getting lost in time and space as part of my painting process. It is this interplay that creates the cherished surprises and ever present joy I find in my work.
My husband and I feel very fortunate to have landed is such a beautiful place here at the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains to enjoy our retirement. I also feel very lucky for my recent affiliation with the Firnew Farm Artists Circle. In this group, I have found the perfect nurturing mix of helpful and kind people who sincerely view art as a powerful and purposeful part of life.
Ellen’s website: www.ejcopelandstudio.com
Contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-871-8093