Landscape · Nature · Oil Painting
New York City native Nicole Ellis has a heartfelt gratitude for the outdoor spaces and individual freedom. She earned a bachelor's degree in Arts & Media from New York University before working as a creative director for a few niche New York City brands, a freelance visual designer, and, most recently, posting her work online.
She paints scenes from locations she has been to or plans to go to; her work is an outlet for her feelings and imagination; some of her pieces reflect a yearning to leave behind the mundane; she places a premium on attention to detail, employing fine brushes and contrasting dark and light hues to emphasize key areas of the composition.
Nicole's paintings combine landscapes and natural settings alongside a variety of events and locations, each of which reveals an emotion associated with a place she either imagines or has really experienced.