Featuring Jacqueline Ellens

Jacqueline Ellens was born into an army family and by the time she was five, she had lived in four states and two countries. Her family finally settled in the Michigan area where she spent her teenage years.
She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and majored in fine art with a minor in art history. She studied with the noted printmakers Frank Cassara and Paul Stewart, painters Vince Castagnachi and Paul Kameroski, and studied fabric design and sculpture under Sheri Smith. After school, she showed her paintings, fabric sculptures and prints extensively through out the tri-state region before uprooting and moving to New York City.
Jackie paints landscapes from her travels and images from her life in Mississippi. You will frequently see her garden flowers, her friends and the Mississippi landscapes in her paintings. She experiences the world as trembling with energy and she conveys that impression of energy and movement in her paintings with powerful, expressive strokes.