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3250 Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN

Ellen Franklin has been a working artist for the past twenty years. She makes her artwork using layers and textures to arrive at her composition intuitively. Her paintings express a flow of intense focus on the interplay of natural environment and the language of color and light. "What I see infuses what I paint.I enjoy the entire process of each painting,usually beginning with a scene composed through the camera lens. Whether it is the mountains of Tennessee or the rugged coast of Maine, I strive to express in my paintings what it is that attracted my eye to the scene."


A native Chattanoogan, Ellen did not discover her love of painting until later in her life. Beginning with a class in watercolor from Jim Wright, Ellen has continued to stretch beyond the confines of a single medium and creates works in various combinations, including unconventional ones such as coffee, concrete, and wax. She is always looking for new ways to express her appreciation of the forms and structures found in nature, using color, texture and any combination of media to achieve the feeling she is after. She is a Member of Excellence and the International Acrylic Painters Society. 

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