Size: 24"W x 12"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2010
Walking in the West Village where my studio is located, I was struck by the charming early summer day in this quaint neighborhood. Restaurants opening for the day, the streets still quiet and bathed in sunlight.
My painting is signed on the front and wired to hang. The sides are finished in a light tonal wash.
My name is Ellen Bradshaw. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. My work was influenced by the realism of the Ashcan painters of the 1910-30's, as well as the sense of color and atmosphere explored by the Impressionists. My usual subject is New York City. "I'm drawn to the common everydayness of life in the city, and perhaps what is hidden just beneath the surface of the ordinary. The reflective moody quirky streets of Lower Manhattan are my usual subjects - the neighborhoods, the personalities of her buildings, the majesty of her bridges, the streets transformed by snow or the colors of night, the lone figures of daily routine, the everyday intensity of the simple passing of moments against that in-your-face reality that is New York City." My landscape paintings depict the beautiful Finger Lakes Region in upstate Western New York. I have exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, concentrating on a specific theme for each series in my NYC collections. My web site is ellenbradshaw.com I have been President of Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea since 2000.