Featured Artist Kim Ellery

Enjoy painter Kim Ellery’s joyful collection of artwork, and visit her website to see more of her portfolio.


Dark into Light

“Dark into Light” Acrylic, 30″ x 30″


I was born in Rhode Island in 1963. I was twelve years old when I knew what I wanted from life. I wanted to be an artist and a Mom. During my younger years, I was a sculptor. I loved creating three dimensional work. However, things changed for me in 2004. It was then that I began painting.


Color Tree

“Color Tree” Acrylic, 12″ x 48″


It would take many years of playing with all the different types of paints and mediums before I would find my happy place. Oil paints, water colors, colored pencils, spray paint… if it was an art supply, I tried it! Today, I use mostly acrylic paints and an occasional oil based pastel and/or collage elements.


Birds on a Wire

“Birds on a Wire” Acrylic, 15″ x 30″


My method of painting is a mixture of the many workshops and knowledge I have collected throughout the years, along with the pure freedom of painting intuitively.


The Hiding Place

“The Hiding Place” Acrylic, 20″ x 20″


I have named my method of painting “Cloud Painting.” I basically start each painting with an under painting that looks like abstract graffiti that is bursting with colors. Then I look at the paint smears, splotches and splatters and see what image pops out at me… Just like when you lie on your back and dreamily look up at the clouds and find images of happiness. I look at the paint the same way. Hence, “Cloud Painting.”


Rooted in Love

“Rooted in Love” Mixed media, 20″ x 60″


Creating for me is not a choice, it is a necessity, like the air we breathe and the food we eat. I NEED to create. I am one of the many people who suffer with depression and anxiety. I believe that God gave me the gift of painting as a way to find inner peace.


Big Love

“Big Love” Mixed media, 16″ x 16″


A friend once told me that each painting should have meaning, a story that it tells. Otherwise the painting is empty and meaningless. I believe this to be true.


Fields of Flowers diptych

“Fields of Flowers” diptych, Acrylic, 36″ x 72″


I find there is too much sadness and violence in this world. My purpose for painting is to make a difference and create a place of Joy and Love. My hopes and dreams are to leave this world a better place. To spread the Love, and for people to find their own stories in my paintings.


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