Ethel Vrana

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.” 

 
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Contact

607-273-9252
1296 Ellis Hollow Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
ev12@cornell.edu
www.ethelvrana.com


 Color and Line, oil on canvas, 22” x 28”  

Color and Line, oil on canvas, 22” x 28”
 

Look forward to new work from Ethel every month, with a solo show in the Salon, July 2019.

 

Ten Circles
ink and watercolor on rice paper
13” x 19”

Palimpsest 2
oil on canvas
24” x 18”

Square Motif
acrylic on paper
8” x 8”

 Dots and Lines ink on rice paper 14” x 11”

Dots and Lines
ink on rice paper
14” x 11”

Symbols
oil on canvas
16” x 20”

Patterns
oil on wood panel
12” x 12”

Red, Yellow, and Purple
ink on rice paper
11” x 14”

Red and Blue Composition
acrylic on paper
8” x 8”

Palimpsest 1
oil on wood panel
12” x 12”

Circles and Moon
ink on rice paper
14” x 11”

Organic Shapes
ink on rice paper
16” x 12”

Winged
acrylic ink and watercolor on rice paper
8” x 8”