Plein air and figurative artist, Ellie Dwyer, loves the Colorado landscape with its sunshine and contrasting shadows. Originally from western Pennsylvania, Ms. Dwyer moved to Colorado and took both commercial art and fine art courses at Colorado Mt. College in Glenwood Springs. Ellie followed her art education by enrolling in workshops by Don Sali in Vail, and Paul Kethley in Buena Vista, Colorado, which helped meet her goal of painting the things she loves.
Friends and others serve as inspiration, and Ms. Dwyer gives each of them both dignity and respect. Other influences come from books and people the artist has met throughout her life journey. The advice to always paint from the heart is the simple wisdom that Ms. Dwyer’s work follows.