Ellie Anderson was born in Queensland, Australia and trained as an art teacher. She taught for a number of years before catching the travel bug. In the late ’60s she left Australia to travel and work in England and Europe. After marrying an American and starting a family she completed a BA in Fine Art at George Mason University and taught high school art in Fairfax, Virginia.
In retirement Ellie and her husband spent 10 years back in Queensland, Australia. Here she devoted her time to painting and exhibiting with a group of like-minded art enthusiasts. This focus on art and re-exploring the familiar landscape of her childhood inspired her.
“I love the challenge of interpreting my ideas on canvas and use mainly the mediums of oil, acrylic and pastel. I especially love color, contrast and pattern making. When you start a new canvas, you enter another world. It’s exciting, challenging and a wonderful way to spend time.”
Now living in Accord, New York Ellie continues to be inspired by the landscape, animals and colors around her.