Ellen Copeland

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 kantcope1@gmail.com or 540-871-8093