• Charla Ellis

    Artist Statement:

    My art is inspired by the natural world.  I must go into the wild occasionally to reconnect with the creator.  My hope is that my work will motivate others to do the same. Leaves and trees, plants and birds….these are my motifs.  You will find these images in my work, whether the finished piece is figurative or symbolic.  I incorporate seasons to symbolically represent our personal life cycles.  My love of nature prevails in all I do.

    I am now retired and work in my studio, “Dutton Creek”.  My preferred media includes watercolor, ink, acrylics, collage, clay, and photography.  I love to combine past and present work, often in a mixed media presentation.  It personally symbolizes phases of my life and a completed work of art brings me full circle.