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“Underwater Dive” by C.S. Ellington
This month’s cover art is a painting called Underwater Dive by c.s.ellington, and titled by Sherri Beddoe Bryant.
Camille Ellington began exploring with paint in 2010 after a move to Texas from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe had been her home for four years and she enjoyed exploring the intriguing city while experiencing an abundance of art and meeting many artists. She asked one painter she had met to teach her daughter art lessons. Lynden St. Victor (www.stvictordiaries.com) began painting in 2002 as a natural artist with no formal training. He agreed to mentor Ellington’s daughter.
Ellington was very much affected by the lessons she brought her daughter to. She was taught to paint what you see, not just what’s there. She learned that painters use what is in their lives in the content of their art.
“It is a journey, a fantastic journey, the life of a painter,” Ellington said. Her life has been fi lled with ocean experiences and her art refl ects that. Images are often of saltwater and sailboats. Early years were spent on the island of Oahu. Living close to Galveston is a reconnection with salt air, saltwater, and island community which she fi nds uniquely special. “It is such a gift,” Ellington says of her opportunities to travel to the island of Galveston. She is now represented by Affaire d’art, 2227 Postoffi ce Street and attends ArtWalk every six weeks. She adds, “I am grateful to have made many friends in this community I have traveled to in a variety of seasons. I am here every Fourth of July, brought my kids trick-or-treating on the island, and have been here the week before Christmas when the island was foggy and quiet.” Ellington paints in acrylic with water and sometimes sand. Her painting is in an impressionistic style with techniques that feel more like carving. “It has been said that painting is half-way between sculpting and
drawing,” she says. “It is a wonderful experience.”
“The purpose of my art is to bring healing, happiness, and peace to those experiencing it,” Ellington pauses to say. “The world includes both good and bad with life being over stimulating and lonely at the same time. A connection with art and color can bring healing and peace. When someone chooses to live with original art, something of the artist enters that space. Much like the author of a book, an artist can bring an infl uence and a hope that extends beyond time.”
Ellington is a Featured Artist at Affaire d’art – International Fine Art Gallery.
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