Raleigh artist Ellen Hathaway's acrylic paintings invite you to a different place. Ellen is represented in galleries from New Hampshire to North Carolina.
"I feel the picture plane is an open space where the guest can find one's own soul, a place to be and receive; and at different times both the artist and viewer are guests.
Imagery resonant of nature often dissolves into expressionism, becoming more about the paint. I am intrigued with acrylic media's expansive essence layering, building texture, or pushing color and creating an effect that is both generous and unexpected. The act of painting becomes for me a metaphor for life's cycles: energy springs forth from somewhere deep within; it is dynamic often resembling chaotic flux yet is transformative and ultimately life-affirming.
My paintings take me to places of inner reflection and outward expression. I invite your contemplation where do the paintings take you?"
Art3 Gallery 44 West Brook St. Manchester, NH
City Art Gallery 511 Red Banks Rd. Greenville, NC
InFocus Gallery Greenhill Center for the Arts200 North Davie St. Greensboro, NC
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. Charlottesville, VA
Little Art Gallery 16430 Booker T. Washington HwyMoneta, VA