Ellen Glasgow


      "My life as an artist and military wife has involved a great deal of travel. Painting on location has been a constant source of inspiration and stimulation while becoming familiar with each new locale. The lifestyle has been a great advantage for a landscape painter.
      My work has been described as “luminist”, “fauvist”, “impressionist”, “colorist”, “minimalist”, and even “abstract”. I don’t mind any of these descriptions, but I don’t really think of my paintings in that way.

      It really is just NATURE that interests me. I like vistas, strong horizontal lines broken by groups of trees or distant islands…coastal North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Edges where sky meets horizon and the mysterious habitat of the fence row and the open spaces of Northern Indiana with clouds or islands “floating”” on the horizon continue to enthrall my eye.

      And reflections. Reflections in the water have been a mesmerizing subject for quite a long time. Moving back to Kentucky and living on a boat on the Kentucky River gave me an opportunity to really look at and contemplate the color and light at all times and season—as well as the aspect of the ridges sloping down to meet the water. The geometric shapes and simplified forms repeated in the mirror of still water—changes in texture, color and distortion of shapes—is ever fascinating." -- Ellen Glasgow


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