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Early Morning Wave by Ellen Paull
Zillions of Bubbles by Ellen Paull
Spring Light by Ellen Paull
Detail of a Green Wave by Ellen Paull
Colors of June by Ellen Paull
Near and Far Shore by Ellen Paull
Winter Wave Dance 2 by Ellen Paull
Winter Wave Dance by Ellen Paull
Feathers on the Beach by Ellen Paull
Shore in January by Ellen Paull
Shore in January 2 by Ellen Paull
Shore in January 3 by Ellen Paull
Snow at the Beach 2 by Ellen Paull
Snow at the Beach by Ellen Paull
Japanese Inspiration 3 by Ellen Paull
November Calm by Ellen Paull
Fountain by Ellen Paull
Wave at Sunrise by Ellen Paull
Pink Foam by Ellen Paull
Flowers with Lake by Ellen Paull
Morning by Ellen Paull
Angelic Seagull by Ellen Paull
Angelic Waves by Ellen Paull
Angelic Shadows by Ellen Paull
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About Ellen Paull
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up mainly in Seattle, Washington, both seacoast cities. When I was nine I first heard of the issue “What will you be when you grow up?” As soon as I heard that one of the choices was “artist,” I knew yes, that was it. Perfect--I was already making art! I got a degree in painting from the University of Washington, Seattle, and went to study in New York. I went to the Art Students’ League and was a scholarship student at the National Academy School of Fine Arts.
Then life happened; I sold some paintings, and I did many different things. In 2003 I came to stay “for a while” at the Jersey shore. I went to the beach every day. I have always loved the ocean; I thought what a lovely idea it would be to paint it. I like to paint very realistically, and so I found that I really wanted the ocean to stand still for me, so I could see what it was doing, what that color was under the lightning-fast breaking curl, what shape, etc. I saw that I had two options: I could either be like an ancient Zen painter and ponder closely for 18 years, then go home and paint the ocean I had ‘become’ or? I got a camera and began taking pictures. The last time I counted I’d taken over 30,000 of them--and more since. In fact, they took on a life of their own for me, and I decided to post them here.
I made paintings, not very good ones to start. They were not very big and they took me many hours to make. I have become a bit better now, but I have discovered that I like taking a long time over a painting.
Thankfully, I have ceased to trouble myself over whether I am a great artist; it seems to me that an artist makes what it’s in her to make, and that is what matters and what gives joy. I may love Mozart, but it doesn’t mean I can write a symphony, even a bad one, so why should I agonize over my inadequacy before Leonardo and Monet? Perhaps what I make will give some joy to others, as it has to me—may it be so.