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Artist Name
Ellen G. Howell
Artist Statement

Ellen G. Howell

Artist’s Statement



Connections with people, the natural world, and the past are all important to me and are subjects of my artwork.  Most of my work has been done as representational drawings, paintings and 3-D creations. Lately I have studied abstract painting as a way to learn more about basic art principles.

Portraiture seems to be my strongest expression of connection.  Acrylics is the medium that I am using at present.  However, I see advantages in going back to oils as I develop a looser, more expressive way to paint.  In a portrait I want to express the nature of the person more than an exact likeness.

When I teach, I want my students to feel that doing art, in this case painting, enables them to see more and differently.  I want this broadening of their experience to enhances their lives as they learn to express themselves in new ways.



 Ellen Gaddis Howell
512 Melrose Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Art Certifications/Training
2008 – Passed Art Content Knowledge Praxis Exam, LA
2002   Printmaking  I , NSU, Natchitoches, LA
2000 – 2001 Art Foundation Course, University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
1996 – 1998 Art and Design/Studio Pottery, BTEC National Diploma, Royal Forest of Dean College, England
1992 – 1996 Life Drawing Studies, Alton College, Hampshire, England
1990 – 1992 Life Drawing Studies, Thames Polytechnic, London, England
Online Art Study
2020 Art2Life Academy, Nicholas Wilton
2019 Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilton
2016 Praxis, Brainard Carey
2014 Painting Workshop, Dan Edmondson
Art-Related Employment
2013  –  present   Artist, Art Teacher,  Ellen Howell Paintings, Natchitoches, LA
2002 –  Art Teacher, NSU Camp Discovery, NSU,  Natchitoches, LA
2015 – Experience Louisiana Festival, Guest Exhibition, LSUE, Eunice, LA
2015 – “Fins, Fur, and Feathers”, Individual Show, Tres Bien Antiques, Natchitoches, LA
2006  –  Natchitoches Art Guild Juried Discipline Exhibition, Natchitoches, LA
2004 – “Worthy, Cherished, Forgiven”, Individual Show, Eastside School, Hammond, LA
2003 – “Chairs”, Juried Discipline Exhibition, Hammond Art Guild, Hammond, LA
1997 – Individual Show, Artist’s Corner, Chepstow, Wales