About the artist
Ellen has been a stone sculptor since 1979. She has worked and taught in numerous places, from outer Cape Cod (Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Castle Hill Center for the Arts) to her former sculpture garden studio in Tucson, Arizona. Some 30 galleries from California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arizona and New England have shown her work. Influenced early in her career by Henry Moore and the dust bowl photos of Dorothea Lange, she studied at Boston Museum School and Desert Museum Art Institute in Tucson. Carving subjects range from whimsical animals and guardian spirits to the human figure. Over decades as a professional sculptor, she has sold over 600 stone carvings, ranging in weight from 400 lbs to the easily hand-held. Formerly ranging from marble to talc, she now works exclusively in alabaster and soapstone. This website offers currently available work, but new small carvings are constantly appearing.
Photo by Norma Holt 2001