Mary Ellis – So Far

For over 40 years Mary Ellis has been recognized for her iconic Pop Art on magnets and thousands of gift products. She is a graphic artist and an Abstract Expressionist painter who grew up in Croton on Hudson, NY. Ellis earned her BFA at Pratt Institute where she was fortunate to have studied under Alex Katz, Mercedes Matter and many other 60s’ masters.

This exhibition represents the fusion of Ellis’ creative process and the merger of her graphic and Fine Art skills into one expression — a continuous emerging of style, composition and technique

Mary’s complete work will be on view in a 15 year retrospective called “Mary Ellis — So Far ; Pop Art to Abstract Expressionism” at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY, 40 Somerstown Rd,

June 8-June 30, 2019.

Opening Reception June 8 – 6-9

All Welcome

About Mary Ellis

Every new canvas begins as an adventure.  I work intuitively with no conscious intention drawing from a well of fantasy, memory and emotion. I create brilliantly colored abstract paintings with organic shapes defined by spontaneous lines.  The work is about rhythm ,energy, light and space. The texture ,fluidity and immediacy of the paint feels like a dance. There is a point when a composition evolves and the work takes on a life of its own, and I am balancing between spontaneity and structure.

My hope is that the viewer will join me in the adventure, set thought aside, and be open to allowing their own sensibilities to take in and enjoy my work on a purely emotional and visceral level.