Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Ellen Howard
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ellen works primarily in oils studying landscape and marine subjects on location allowing her to be outdoors, taking in the nuances, beauty and diversity of Northern California. True enjoyment comes from painting the marshlands and highlighting areas along the Pacific Coast, capturing the light as it spreads across a scene.
"I strive for my paintings to engage the viewer and evoke a sense of connection, create a stillness that transports the onlooker to a tranquil space. Each painting is unique and an expression of that mood or energy expressed at that time.”
– Ellen Howard
Ellen is an Artist member and Co-Chair of the California Art Club, San Francisco Region, a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters (CPAP), Society of Western Artists (SWA) and Monterey Plein Air Painters, a member of the Salmagundi Club, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPs), Oil Painters of America (OPA), the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), the American Impressionist Society (AIS), the Outdoor Painters Society (OPS), and the Plein Air Painters of Colorado (PAAC). Ellen has been juried into the 107th Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club and the American Impressionist Society’s Small works exhibition in 2018, “Best of America” NOAPS national exhibitions 2016, 2017. Ellen was a featured artist in the Mendocino Art Center’s Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO) in 2016 and 2018 and won “Best Water Scene” in MOPO in 2017. She has also received Honorable Mentions from the Frank Bette Paint Out, 2018, Capitola Paint Out, 2018, Monterey Bay Plein Air Artists (MBPAA) and the CPAP Annual Exhibition in 2017. National Juried exhibitions include CAC and AIS 2018, OPS 2015 and 2017, and PAAC 2017. She was one of 19 artists for the “Northern California Impressionism” exhibition at Peninsula Museum of Art.
Ellen’s work has been showcased in the October 2016 issue of Plein Air Magazine and the September 2017 issue of Art Collectors magazine.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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