About
Statement

My work explores the meeting of earth, water and sky, the effect of light, and the dynamics of forms in space. Making art can serve as a form of action contemplation, it can be both inspiring and restorative, qualities I hope to convey to the viewer. 

~ Laura Ellis

Bio

Laura Ellis was born in Minnesota, later lived in New England, then settled in New Mexico in 1990, each summer returning to an island in Maine. Her undergraduate pursuits included studio art and music, as well as a year in London studying ceramics and art history. Largely a self-taught painter, her work is exhibited annually and is held in private collections across the United States, in Mexico and Europe. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives and paints in Santa Fe.

Exhibitions

2018
Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Gallery Artists
Iselsford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley, MA, Gallery Artists
2017Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Gallery Artists
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley, MA, Gallery Artists
Shaw Jewelry Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Group Exhibit 
2016
Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Gallery Artists
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley, MA, Gallery Artists 
2015
Shaw Jewelry Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, 
   All Mount Desert Island, All Summer Long, Selected Group Exhibit
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists      
Shaw Jewelry Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Somes Sound, Group Exhibit
2014
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
2013
Shaw Jewelry Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME,
   Ethereal Studies of the Unseen, Selected Group Exhibit, Three Artists
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 
     Collect 10/Lucky 13, Group Exhibit

2012
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Collect Ten, Group Exhibit
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
2011
Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM, Two Artist Exhibit with Polly Eliason
One Artist Road Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Gallery Artists
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
2010
Salon 453, Santa Fe, NM, Selected Group Exhibit
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
2009
Islesford Artists Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME, Gallery Artists
2008
The Lofts, Santa Fe, NM, Water Travels, Solo Exhibit
Private Residence, Pretty Marsh, ME, Group Exhibit
2005
The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Selected Group Exhibit
The Teahouse, Santa Fe, NM, Contemplations, Solo Exhibit 
2004
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Inside 8, Group Exhibit
2003
Private Residence, Seal Harbor, ME, Selected Group Exhibit
The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Selected Group Exhibit
2002
The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Selected Group Exhibit 
2001
Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 
     Dreams & Light, Solo Exhibit

Publications

2017      

2015

Light After Storm, Exhibitionism, Pasatiempo Magazine,
Santa Fe, NM, December 22, 2017, p.63
Looking Up, Island's Allure Revealed at Shaw's
, Arts,
Mount Desert Islander, Bar Harbor, ME, October 28, 2015, p.1-2

2013

Loft Series #5, Installation, Interior Design and Well Being,
New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, April 7, 2013, p.E-1


Loft Series #5, Installation, HOME, New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, 
March 2013, p.22
2012 Loft Series Study, YouTube Spot, Collect 10 CCA, Santa Fe, NM, 
October 29, 2012
2011

Reaching Out, LookBook, One Artist Road Fine Art Gallery,                           Santa Fe, NM, p.42

2005 Calm Cove, Comings & Goings, Pasatiempo Magazine, Santa Fe, NM,
April 8, 2005, p. 82
2004 Inspired by Nature, Connecticut College Magazine, New London, CT,
Featured Alumni Artist, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 51
2002

Cover Art, You Can Relax Now, CD by Shaina Noll, 
Singing Heart Productions, Port Townsend, WA                                              www.shainanoll.com

1998

Cover Art, Gather Up The Lilies, CD by Russell Walden,
Thirsty Fish Productions, Santa Fe, NM 

Public Collections

2016      Santa Fe Preparatory School, Santa Fe, NM 

2012 St. Vincent Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
Education
1996  D. Homeopathy, Hahnemann Academy of North America,
Santa Fe, NM
1983

MS, Nursing, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pace University, NY, NY

1979 BA, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Studied with Barkley L. Hendricks 
1977-78 Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK
Representation

ERNESTO MAYANS GALLERY
601 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 983-8068
www.ernestomayansgallery.com
 

ISLESFORD ARTISTS GALLERY
16 Mosswood Road
Islesford, Maine
(207) 244-3145
www.islesfordartists.com


PAGE WATERMAN GALLERY
26 Church Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 
(781) 235-0430
www.pagewaterman.com

 


All images of and work herein © 2002 - 2018. All rights reserved.
Photograph: Tony Bonanno Photography (Contact page)
Framing: Keith Wilkinson, Wilkinson Fine Art Framers, Santa Fe
Artwork photography: Lynn Lown, New Media Arts, Santa Fe
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