November 21, 2010
March 31, 2021
Ellen Elmes: Painting Mountain Soul
For over forty years, Ellen Elmes has been painting southern Appalachia - its people, its flora, its moods, its hopes, its despair, in short, its compelling and complex beauty. Her paintings reside in homes, museums and galleries, as murals in communities throughout the mountains, and in the hearts and minds of the countless people who are depicted in her work. In a large sense, Ellen's work has been a joyous affirmative mirror to the people of Appalachia.