“When words may be illusive and the ability to express one’s self is incommunicable,
art then becomes the visual articulation for expression.” – Margie Ellis
/about the Artist
Margie Ellis, an accomplished artist, is a long-time resident of Loveland, Colorado, USA, an area that is widely recognized as a significant supporter of the Arts. Every year, hundreds of artists from around the world participate in the Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show that draws a multitude of art aficionados and critics.
In 2010 and 2012, she was honored for her work by being selected as a featured artist for, “The Transformation Project” for the City of Loveland. In addition, over the years, she has been commissioned to produce numerous watercolor portraits for patrons all over the United States and, internationally, with works being commissioned from as far away as Lebanon.
She graduated from the Art Institute of Houston with an A.A. Degree in Fashion Illustration, went on to attend Aims Community College in Loveland, Colorado, and then completed her B.A. Degree in Art Education at Colorado State University.
Margie works in a variety of media that include: watercolor, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, oils, acrylic, and conte’ pencil. Watercolor is her absolute favorite medium because of its blending properties that allow easy manipulation through inherent subtleties to great advantage.
The subject of the majority of her art is people. Most often they are stoic women, captured in a contemplative state. These images reflect a sort of quiet and stillness to them. Although stillness pervades, there are trace elements of movement. It may be wind swirling through the grass, clouds floating across the sky, or hair undulating in a breeze. Where this dichotomy exists, it works well, bringing a harmonious balance to her compositions.
With much of Margie’s influences originating from images of people, fashion also is embodied throughout her work. They also encompass connections to humanity, love, aesthetics, music, and poetry. These elements play a role in her innate desire to create and communicate. Creating art has given her revelations as to who she is, beyond that of being just an artist. It has become cathartic, a sort of purging of her soul and ultimately revealing things about her subconscious.