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Ella Davidson
Rhinebeck, NY

About the Artist

Ella is an artist from the Hudson Valley in New York State. Her paintings depict figures within vibrant, and energetic outdoor landscapes. The work’s surface is active with mark and color, accentuating the vitality of the woods and the lake. She chooses oil paint because it allows for complexity and fluidity of color and form, the layers of paint mimicking the layers of foliage and light, of water and reflection, of soil and undergrowth. The paintings’ figures are related in texture and mark to their organic surroundings, unifying them with their environment. And those figures are often …

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About the Artist

Ella is an artist from the Hudson Valley in New York State. Her paintings depict figures within vibrant, and energetic outdoor landscapes. The work’s surface is active with mark and color, accentuating the vitality of the woods and the lake. She chooses oil paint because it allows for complexity and fluidity of color and form, the layers of paint mimicking the layers of foliage and light, of water and reflection, of soil and undergrowth. The paintings’ figures are related in texture and mark to their organic surroundings, unifying them with their environment. And those figures are often not solitary. While the outdoors can present an opportunity for inward contemplation, Ella’s interest is on shared experiences in the wild. Her paintings are a celebration of the time we spend together outside. They are an attempt at capturing the memories left from idyllic escapes.
Ella has canoed and hiked for many years in the Adirondacks, Vermont’s Green Mountains and the lakes and rivers of northern Quebec. Her paintings reference photographs gathered during those paddles and walks. Her affection for the people and places chosen for her compositions are essential to her work, and she hopes are reflected in their expressive rendering. Ella has exhibited her work in Burlington, Vermont, and Saratoga Springs, Tivoli and Paul Smith, New York.

Artist’s Work

Closing weekend
Ella davidson

Closing Weekend

By Ella Davidson

Now if were here
Ella davidson

Now, If We're Here...

By Ella Davidson

Together in silence
Ella davidson

Together In Silence

By Ella Davidson

Kids teach us
Ella davidson

Kids, Teach Us

By Ella Davidson

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Ella davidson

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By Ella Davidson

Selected Exhibitions

  • Tivoli Artists Gallery
    Tivoli, New York, 2014
  • The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
    Burlington, Vermont, 2013
  • Paul Smiths' Visitor Interpretive Center
    Paul Smiths, New York, 2013
  • Schick Art Gallery
    Saratoga Springs, New York, 2012
  • Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery
    Saratoga Springs, New York, 2012

Education

  • Skidmore College, BS
    Saratoga Springs, New York,2012 
  • Studio Art Centers International,
    Florence, Italy,2011