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Caribbean women with oranges

Ellen Dreibelbis
Oakland, CA

About the Artist

Ellen Dreibelbis is attracted to everything from the cracks in the sidewalk to 14th century Russian icons. Because she loves to paint people of all races, the San Francisco Bay Area's rich, ethnic mix has been deeply inspiring for her. Ellen paints people because she believes that within the human figure lies a universal quality of oneness, something we can all recognize and resonate with. As Ellen goes about her daily activities she takes note of faces that fascinate her, taking care to remember details such as the particular way light falls across a person's head.

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About the Artist

Ellen Dreibelbis is attracted to everything from the cracks in the sidewalk to 14th century Russian icons. Because she loves to paint people of all races, the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich, ethnic mix has been deeply inspiring for her. Ellen paints people because she believes that within the human figure lies a universal quality of oneness, something we can all recognize and resonate with. As Ellen goes about her daily activities she takes note of faces that fascinate her, taking care to remember details such as the particular way light falls across a person’s head.

Ellen currently resides in Oakland, California, and her work has been featured in several museum and gallery shows.

Artist’s Work

Caribbean women with oranges
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Caribbean Women with Oranges

By Ellen Dreibelbis

For a few precious moments
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For a Few Precious Moments

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Duet 3
Woman in a paris cafe
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Woman In A Paris Cafe

By Ellen Dreibelbis

The laughing monk
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The Laughing Monk

By Ellen Dreibelbis

The three graces
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The Three Graces

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Woman with calla lilies
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Woman with Calla Lilies

By Ellen Dreibelbis

One with the music
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One with the Music

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Wild sunflowers
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Wild Sunflowers

By Ellen Dreibelbis

The thinker 2
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The Thinker

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Peruvian girl with calla lilies
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Peruvian Girl with Sunflowers

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Solitude 8
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Solitude

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Contemporary icon
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Contemporary Icon

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Scooter ride
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Scooter Ride

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Sardinian woman
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Sardinian Woman

By Ellen Dreibelbis

Selected Exhibitions

  • Noyes Museum
    Oceanville, NJ, 2012
  • National Arts Club
    NY, NY, 2011
  • Haggin Museum
    Stockton, CA., 2011
  • So-OH Fine Arts
    Lincoln, NE., 2010
  • California Modern Gallery
    San Francisco, CA., 2009

Press and Accolades

  • The Artist's Magazine
    March 2011
  • International Artist
    August/September 2004
  • American Artist
    December 2002

Education

  • Ohio State University, BA in Painting Drawing and Graphics and Art Education
    Columbus, OH.