Welcome to Ellen Originals!
Ever since I can remember, I have had a love of both art and animals. I earned a degree in studio Art in the late 80's and worked in advertising before free-lancing mainly as a calligrapher. In the late 90's, I earned my degree in biology and worked in the veterinary field for 15 years. Although I had less time for my art, I still did graphic design work for a couple of the hospitals where I worked, as well as some pet portraits here and there. In 2013, I had the opportunity to leave the veterinary field and devote more time to my art. I work primarily in colored pencil. Creating pet portraits allows me to combine my love of animals with my art.
I am currently a member of the Portland Society for Calligraphy and the Colored Pencil Society of America (as well as the Portland chapter).
When creating a portrait of your beloved pet, I strive to capture his or her essence, so that the piece conveys their energy. I work from photographs, either one or several. Let me create a work of art that will immortalize your beloved pet and celebrate the bond that you share.
Check out my other works as well, and stop by often, as I am always adding new work. Thank you so much for visiting! Feel free to leave me your feedback!