Barbara Ellis states: "I’m fascinated by images that emerge when creating non-objective intuitional abstract art. The work tells me which lines, shapes and spaces should be coaxed to life, and I comply. The process is both healing and freeing as I work with acrylics, or mixed media on canvas, fabric or paper. Each mark made represents a step on my journey towards holistic self-realization, and the results are always surprising! I’m also interested in figurative abstract art. I've created images of African American ancestral memories inspired by poetry and personal experience. My overall hope is that my work motivates viewers to explore new ideas, or consider old ones differently."
B.A., Commercial Art, City College of New York
Teaching: Abstract art (ages 6 -11)