Ellen Anderson

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Media: Illustration , Painting / Oil , Painting / W/C & Acrylic Web site: http://www.ellenandersonpaintings.com
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Biographical Brief

I paint in my studio on the Milwaukee River in Mequon, Wisconsin.  The preservation of our wild areas is important to me, and I hope the paintings bring you into the woodlands and waters of Wisconsin.  Using light and atmosphere to tell a story, the paintings often show a myth-like reality of a time and place of importance and power that only nature lends.   


Working in watercolor/gouache for many years informs the often thin layers of atmosphere the oils start with.   I have illustrated many books , including currently the Kohl’s Building Blocks/Penfield Children’s Center children’s books about understanding differences.  Painting small for illustrations have led me to now love painting large. 


The oil paintings are in the collections of Outpost Foods, Remington’s River Inn, Hearthstone Community, Wright House Senior Living, and many private collections throughout the country.  Works have been in Alive in the Arts, Plymouth Arts Center, Wisconsin Wildlife Biennial, Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI; at Boerner Gardens (solo show), Hidden River Arts Festival, Brookfield WI and more. 

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