Ellen H Ray
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
After a career as a decorative artist in Dallas, I joined the Houston Sawyer Yard artist community in January 2017 and I work on my fine art every day in SILOS STUDIO 134. I am honored and so grateful each time I pick up a brush or stick of charcoal. I am currently working on 2 bodies of work. The HOME/SELF series explores the connection between our Sense of Home and our Sense of Self. All work in this series is original and presented on canvas or artist board, ( Including my original Dimensional ArtHouses). The work focuses on memory, dreams, emotions and strives to connect the past with the present and the future. Works range from whimsical to contemplative. THE DIG series includes some works on canvas, but most are large scale works on paper. Using layers of paint, gesso, charcoal, ink, pastel, and chalk I reach back into Deep Memory- imprinted memory that connects us to a time far in the past- beginning of humankind, beginning of time and links us forward into the Now. I explore human interaction with the Natural and Supernatural Worlds. This series is inspired by meditation and a profound love of life.