Ellen Greene

"Dress Up"
28" x 32" oil on canvas
Ellen Greene 2018

I work first and foremost intuitively. I approach my imagery from an internal dialog that arises to a level of compulsion that propels the art making process. It doesn’t arise from any conceptual or academic precept. Usually an ephemeral emotion or memory will be the seed that begins a series of paintings.

My current body of work deals with the underside of domesticity and motherhood. Through oil painting and drawings I am looking at the dark emotional currents inside of family dynamics. My focus being self exploration in contrast to maternal ideals and in relationship to my teen daughters identities.