Featured Artist Ellen Woods | Artsy Shark

Artist Ellen Woods presents a colourful assortment of summary works impressed by forays into nature and the inside thoughts. See extra of her portfolio by visiting her website.


Set of four abstract paintings inspired by water by Ellen Woods

“Sunlit Marsh Water” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’m an artist, psychotherapist and educator dwelling at excessive altitude within the Colorado Rockies. I divide my time between such actions as making artwork in my studio, seeing purchasers and educating modern courses. Two of those courses that I get pleasure from educating at present are Discover Your Artistic Spirit and Intuitive Portray.


abstract painting by artist Ellen Woods

“Landforms” alkyd and oil on canvas, 48″ x 48”


My morning begins by spending time open air with my trusty companion, Jasper, sensing the surroundings that surrounds me. I discover the climate, the 12 months spherical snowcapped mountains, the motion of the grasses and bushes and the sounds of nature. I hear birds, rustling of leaves, the unpredictable motion of deer, rabbits and even a bear within the tall grasses and clustered bushes!


Set of four abstract paintings by Ellen Woods

“Landslide Disruption” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


Subsequent, I transfer indoors to focus inwards by meditation. Quieting the thoughts, stress-free the physique, I turn into delicate to the breath, the arising and passing of ideas and another sensations. It’s this intersection between my outer world of nature and my inside world of instinct the place my work are born and evolve.


abstract waterscape by artist Ellen Woods

“In The Reeds” chilly wax and oil, 10″ x 10”


In my present artwork apply working with oils and chilly wax, I permit my work to spontaneously unfold. I strategy a clean, white canvas like an open discipline of limitless potentialities. I encompass myself with quite a lot of instruments, brushes, scrapers, knives and skewers. They’re used to construct the floor and work the layers and textures as they develop and alter over time.


Artist Ellen Woods in her studio

Artist Ellen Woods in her studio


This course of could undergo many levels, including and taking away paint till a desired impact is seen. I’m reaching for a harmonious shade palette, with dynamic floor exercise and sudden outcomes. The pictures exhibit curiosity, shock and pleasure when and the place the unexpected turns into manifest. These present work mirror my interactions with each the inside, imaginative realm and exterior phenomenal realities.


Four colorful abstract paintings

“Terrain Invites” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’m a lifelong learner. I acquired my undergraduate diploma from Goddard Faculty, Plainfield, Vermont specializing in fiber and weaving. My masters’ levels in Transpersonal Counseling and Scientific Psychology are from John F. Kennedy College, Orinda, California. My Grasp of High quality Artwork in Portray and Drawing is from the Academy of Artwork College, San Francisco, California.


set of four abstract paintings by Ellen Woods

“Lyrical Water Move” chilly wax and oil, 12″ x 16”


I’ve acquired grants and fellowships from the Vermont Council on the Arts and Humanities, California Arts Council, Carbondale Council on the Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Heart, Colorado and the Vermont Studio Heart. I educate by Colorado Mountain Faculty, Carbondale, Colorado specializing in Neighborhood Schooling. My work is exhibited all through the U.S. and I’m ceaselessly invited to take part in Invitational Exhibits.



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