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Artist in Residence Gallery Series: Susan Ellis
May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Beauport Hotel Gloucester is pleased to unveil its first Artist In Residence Gallery Series in collaboration with North Shore Arts Association, featuring the works of Cape Ann local artists of various mediums. This week’s artist is Susan Ellis.
View some of her work below: https://www.susanellispainter.com/.
Susan Ellis studied art throughout her high school and college years, but did not begin painting with pastels until the early 1990s. Ellis has taken numerous art classes including oil, collage, drawing and theory over the past twenty years, but soft pastels emerged as her preferred medium and passion…
In 2015, Ellis moved “home” to Massachusetts and settled on the picturesque North Shore. To her delight, a new artistic passion quickly revealed itself as she observed clam diggers working on the local mud flats. “I was instantly captivated by the contrast between the gritty reality of the clammer’s physical labor and the extraordinary beauty of the tidal landscape. Sand, rocks, salt hay, broken shells and muddy boots set in the context of wind whipped waters, expansive ocean horizons and the constantly changing coastal light is magical and inspirational.”
There is a rich tradition and history associated with clamming on Massachusetts’s North Shore and Ellis hopes to contribute to it by portraying both the harsh reality and the beauty of this way of life.
Learn more about this artist at https://www.facebook.com/events/279595270320977.