A self-taught contemporary visual artist...
Ellie’s mission revolves around family and cultivating kindred unity. She thrives in being the Matriarch to her offspring; and feels honored to carry on her ancestors’ circle of ritual and wholeness.
Ellie paints with a significant purpose, and brings her calling to light…creating sensitive and meaningful art since 1999, when her revealing and artful journey began.
Born in Havana, Cuba…
Ellie has resided in Miami, Florida since 1962, after leaving the island through Operation Pedro Pan. Her work conveys her life’s passage – from her Caribbean roots where vibrancy and intensity played a major role; to her emphasis on genealogy; as well as a compelling sense of gratitude and discovery.
She uses mixed media, collage, photography, wax, found objects and inspirational words in her pieces which vividly highlight substance and presence. She also designs photographs on metal depicting the essence of home and family.
Ellie’s insights have led her to uniquely relate to those who collect her work. Her designs are colorful, delicate and moving. Her path is clearly defined, and there is a sense of entity in her artistry…the whole of who she is.