"Free Floating" by Ellen Dieter, Mixed Media on Canvas
45" X 45"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ellen Dieter was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, Ellen moved to Paris, France where she continued her education at L’Ecole des Arts Appliques. After a decade abroad, Dieter returned to the United States settling in San Diego, California.
Ellen’s inspirations are many, ranging from Georgia O’Keefe when she was in high school to Joan Mitchell, still one of her favorites today. Dieter’s work presents a unique combination of figurative, abstract and drawing. Her focus is on the formal qualities of art: line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, color and composition. Dieter’s paintings are created intuitively,led by inner emotions and a creative imagination including her current environment. She likes to work in mixed media, using acrylics, oils, paper, graphite, pastels, charcoal, and items discarded and left behind.The combination of these styles and her treatment of the materials give her work a lyrical quality that transports our imagination.
Dieter recently reached one of her goals, a solo exhibition in a major museum. At the invitation of the Oceanside Museum of Art, she had her first museum solo, “Color, Joy, Shape, Vitality”. Ellen has had many solo and group exhibits over the years winning multiple awards and much recognition. Dieter was invited to do a residency with the Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery in San Diego as well as a residency in Honolulu, Hawaii with the Cedar Street Galleries.Ellen is represented by Adelman Fine Art Gallery in Little Italy, Fresh Paint Gallery, La Jolla, Cedar street Gallery in Honolulu Hawaii and Art n’Soul in Encinitas.A few galleries where she has shown recently are: the William D. Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad, CA, The San Diego Art Institute, L Street Gallery, SD, CA, Martha Pace Swift Gallery, SD, CA,Ashton Gallery, SD,CA, and the Honolulu Museum of Art, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI.
Dieter’s work has been collected internationally.
Ellen now splits her time between San Diego California and Honolulu Hawaii. Dieter is painting her way through life and the synthesis of life and art continues…