Nature's hidden forms and the essential processes of life have long provided inspiration for my art. During the past few years, my focus has changed from landscape painting to abstract works using experimental techniques such as acrylic collage and layered digital images. I enjoy these new aesthetic challenges and the freedom to explore form, color, and light. I especially like using a variety of paints, inks, papers, and other materials that I have never used before. Some of my recent works are entirely non-objective, while other canvases include symbolic representations and photographic imagery. My future work will continue to explore the subtle harmonies, contrasts, and boundaries that exist between the organic elements of life and the man-made environment.
As a member of the Ithaca Art Trail, I have open studio weekends and also show my work by appointment. Here is a link to an Ithaca Times review of my recent show at the Ulysses Philomathic Library in Trumansburg: “Another Positive Local Swing at Abstract Art.”
Look forward to new work from Ethel every month, with a solo show in the Salon, July 2019.