ELLEN GRANTER

Ellen Granter, Are You Content, 20x20, oil on canvas and gold leaf

Ellen Granter, Trust, 24x24, oil on canvas

Ellen Granter, Soon Soon, 12x12, oil on panel

Ellen Granter, Goldfinches, 36x36, oil on canvas and silver leaf

Ellen Granter, Instincts, 20x20, oil on canvas and gold leaf

Ellen Granter, Gift, 12x12, oil on panel

Ellen Granter, Around Once, 30x30, oil on canvas and gold leaf

I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me, the excitement of watching birds in the wild, and the random idea generator that is my imagination. In each painting, I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions over large fields of luminous color. When observing everyday subjects such as sparrows, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns that are created by their own characteristic movements.

Ellen grew up in upstate New York. She received a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Chinese History from the University of Vermont. She studied Mandarin Chinese at Middlebury College and lived in both Hong Kong and Beijing. She was accepted into the Copley Society of Art in 2003 and was awarded the John Singleton Copley Award in 2008, and the distinction of Copley Master in 2009. Her artwork is shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and is held in many corporate collections. She currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts and dreams of having a huge studio in Vermont.

“When observing everyday subjects such as sparrows, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns that are created by their own characteristic movements.”

~ Ellen Granter, Vermont Art Guide

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Corporate/Museum
Collections
AlexIngredients, Montreal, Canada
Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Boston Private Bank and Trust, Boston, Massachusetts
Enterprise Bank of Andover, Andover, Massachusetts
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Collection, Wausau, Wisconsin
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, Massachusetts
Nova Biomedical Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts
The Oyster Harbors Club, Chatham, Massachusetts
Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Ritz Carlton Vail, Vail, Colorado
Spruce Peak Hotel, Stowe, Vermont
Spring Island Trust, Spring Island, Georgia
Toroso
Restaurant, Kennebunkport, Maine
Watch City Brewery, Waltham, Massachusetts
Wellington Management, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Awards and Etc.
2008, Spring Island Trust, Artist-in-Residence, Spring Island, Georgia
2008, Copley Society John Singleton Copley Award
2009, Copley Society of Art: Copley Master
2011, Tenacre Country Day School, Artist-in-Residence, Wellesley, Massachusetts
2009, New England Book Show, El-Hi Series Entry, Book. Best in Category, Pearson CME Project
2010, New York Book Show: Best Cover, Pearson, Environmental Science
2010, New England Book Show, El-Hi Series Entry, Book: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
2010, New England Book Show, Best in Category, Pearson CME Project Bio
1962, Born, Manhattan, New York
1980, East Rochester H.S., East Rochester, New York
1984, BA, Political Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1982, Chinese University of Hong Kong, IASP, Yale-in-China Program, Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong, China
1984, 1985, Middlebury College, Chinese Language Program, Middlebury, Vermont
1985, Beijing Foreign Language Normal College, Beijing, China
1988, MA, History, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Ellen Granter works at her home studio in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting mainly in oils, and sometimes incorporating gold leaf, Ellen loves to paint birds, flowers, landscapes, boats, beaches, and whatever else inspires at the moment.

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

 

Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.