Ellen Copeland

Almost 30 years after receiving my studio art degree and my retirement from teaching elementary school, I am finally allowing myself time to explore my craft fully. I am now routinely 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 surprise endings and ever present joy I find in my work.