Artist Statement

Karlene Ellsworth brings botanical insight and fascination with how light brings excitement to the worlds she creates in her original oil still life paintings. The magic of art enables her to break free from the bonds of her Multiple Sclerosis. Her spirituality shows through the medium of oil paint.

The passion expressed in her work invites us to follow her explorations of form, color, and movement across the canvas. Her paintings combine painterly joy and an impressionistic spontaneity with the formal disciplines of managing space and illusion through chiaroscuro and attention to representational form.

Her works are for sale. Email her for more information.

Her husband’s Alzheimer’s required her to take care of him since 2000. Recently she has been able to return to her artwork.

She received a USArtists Special Needs scholarship to PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS in 1998-99

Private study following the methods of David A. Leffel. Her mentors have included Gregg Kruetz, Joe Anna Arnette and Frank Arcuri of the Art Student’s League. Currently she studies with Daniel Edmondson of Colorado

Previously she was represented by the Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art.

Her works have appeared in many juried shows. These have included the Philadelphia Sketch Club 1997. 1998, & 1999, Small Oil Painting and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1999 Student Shows, Tinicum, New Hope, and Doylestown Art Leagues, Main Line and Abington Art Centers