- Double-Matted & Framed Original Painting By Ellen Sweetman.
- 8″x8″ Frame; Painting Is Roughly 5″x5″
- Frame Can Be Hung Or Freestanding On A Flat Surface.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ellen Sweetman was born in 1973 in the town of Red Wing, Minnesota. Moved to Welch in 1985 where I carried out my education in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. There I studied under Tim Getman, Dennis Kalow and John Fogarty. I attended The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University where I worked with Bela Petheo, Brother Allen Reed, Jim Hendershot, Sr. Balu Kuan, Tom Darnall, and Kerry Lafferty.
She spent many years traveling overseas. Countries visited include: Spain, France, Norway, Netherlands, and Japan. Currently, I enjoy traveling the United States with my family.
Ellen is the proud mother of 4 children and resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Wherever I’ve lived in the world, I’ve looked at my surroundings with a sympathetic and curious eye – a suburban ditch, a particularly expressive face, the patterns on a leaf. Whether still life, landscapes, portrait or floral subjects, oil painting is a way of collecting these experiences and memories, investigating them, and putting them in fixed forms for the viewer to explore in turn. A painting of any of these can be a map, a journal or a snapshot.
My canvases currently are small in scale, and contrast the intimacy of that format with the boldness of the gesture and color. These paintings are created to invite the viewer into them with a playful, colorful and expressive style that invites an investigation of both the technique – how the brush leaves a mark atop another — and also the subjects I depict. One day I hope to return to larger canvas and explore my world on another level.