After a career in investor and corporate communications, Ellen reoriented her life to focus on her art. While largely self-taught, she has supplemented her self-education with art classes, workshops and privately. Ellen holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.P.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
In addition to her art practice, Ellen also designs and creates original, hand-made women’s clothing on silk. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows and her artwork and clothing have been recognized on the cover of the San Francisco Open Studios Guide, in Fiber Arts Now Magazine and on the runway in FashionART Santa Cruz 2013, FashionART Santa Cruz 2014, and the ART Party.
Ellen is on the Advisory Board of the Fashion & Design Department at Canada College, Redwood City CA.
She now resides and maintains her studio just south of San Francisco.