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Little Granite Cliff
Little Granite Cliff 2009
Walnut ink 6.5 x 11 in.
Trees in Passing
Trees in Passing 2015
Woodcut 6 x 6 in.


Water’s Edge
Water’s Edge 2005
Oil pastel 6.5 x 18 in.

     Ever since I started painting in Greece in 1960, nature has always been my point of reference.   I return many times to the same place-which is of course never the same- in order to get past the “look of the place” to its essence and my response to it. One of those places is an island in Maine. Over the years I have explored different aspects of that landscape- the changing relationship of land and sea, the magic of granite quarries, the beauty of the bedrock itself.
     I have worked in many media: oil pastel, oils, watercolor, walnut ink and most recently the ink and watercolor. Each of these has very distinctive properties which lend themselves to certain subjects- sometimes the medium drives my choice of subject matter and sometimes the reverse.
     These paintings/drawings are intimate in scale and done entirely from nature.

© 2018 Ellen Stutman