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Rose Ellis

Art By Ellis Gallery

"I discover the world through my art, and I discover myself, too."

My paintings are inspired by a wide range of subjects, both classical and modern, in either impressionist or abstract expressionist styles. Most of my subjects have been landscapes and florals. I’ve been painting (and paid for my art) since the age of ten. I’ve trained at the Kendall School of Art & Design in Grand Rapids; and I earned my B.F.A. degree in studio art from the University of...

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... Michigan. I'm also a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and exhibited in several of their shows. During my life I’ve lived and worked in the Virgin Islands, Tuscany, the American southwest, the Great Lakes, France, and Japan—all of which have given me important inspiration for her work. I exhibit in west Michigan as well as nationally, and my work is included in numerous public and private collections. I’m skilled painting in both small and large formats, and occasionally I use digital technology to transform environments with computer-generated wall-size murals.
I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my family and my two cats, Degas and Picasso, who insist on helping out in my studio.

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West Michigan Regional - Grand Rapids - "Best of Show" - 2019
West Michigan Regional - Grand Rapids - "Best Garden Still Life" - 2015
Cape Fear Studios - Fayetteville NC - "Best of Show" - 2011
West Michigan Regional - Lowell Arts Gallery - "Best 2-D" - 1993

Medium frozen image copy

Paintings: Oil

Medium intrigue

Paintings: Oil

Medium revelation copy

Paintings: Oil

Medium diamondlake full image copy

Diamond Lake
Paintings: Oil

Medium finding the lake full image

Finding the Lake
Paintings: Oil

Medium morning tree full image

Morning Tree
Paintings: Oil

Medium ready for redbuds copy 2

Ready for Redbuds
Paintings: Oil

Medium silver lining copy

Silver Lining
Paintings: Oil

Medium traverse city cherries copy

Traverse City Cherry Blossoms
Paintings: Oil

Medium the mac

The Mac
Paintings: Oil