Ellen Sinclair, Virginia Beach, VA
Ellen Sinclair is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her BA from Hollins University and spent a year abroad studying and painting in France. She is greatly influenced by the Impressionists and shares their love of color and light. After college she continued her studies with other notable artists. She attended workshops in Maine with Colin Page, Janet Fish, and Charles Souvek; in Maryland at the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio with Larry Moore, and in Virginia with Charles Kello, Andras Bality, and Renata Keep.
"Art is my passion. The thrill of experiencing something beautiful and sharing it with others is magic and the joy for me is in the creation. In my work I seek to portray the beauty in everyday scenes. I encourage viewers to take a moment to see and appreciate the way the light falls on a country road, or the brilliant colors of freshly arranged flowers in a vase, or the aftermath of a delicious meal shared with others. Color excites me! I paint what I love with all my heart. My hope is that my paintings will ring true and touch the lives of others in a meaningful way."