Ellen Howard

Ellen Howard has been a California resident for 20 years but grew up outside of Boston surrounded by relatives who were artists. After earning a B.S. in Business and a minor in Art History from Syracuse University, she then began her career in finance and venture capital. It wasn’t until her two children were older that she returned to her love of art and art history. In 2010, she was introduced to plein air painting and started taking classes and attending workshops.

Ellen works primarily in oils, studying landscape and marine subjects on location. Thus 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

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Just Blooming

2020. Oil on panel, 8″ x 8″. Painting only: $750.
Framed in a No. 1.4 CV (23kt Parcel Gilt Edge)—1-3/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,000.

Along the Path

2020. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $950.
Framed in a No. 341.4 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak with Saturated Medieval stain. 18kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,400.

Restless Waters

2020. Oil on board, 8″ x 8″. Painting only: $750.
Framed in No. 1 all CV—2 1/2″. In Walnut with Black stain and 23kt gilt slip. Frame price: $325. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $1,075.

Autumn Reflections

2019. Oil on board, 16″ x 20″. $1,900 painting only.
Framed in No. 2—3″. In quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt slip. Frame price: $750. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $2,650.

California Dreaming

2019. Oil on linen, 12″ x 12″. $1,200 unframed.