THE INNER WORLD OF FLOWERS
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ellen Stockdale-Wolfe is a New York City painter and photographer. Inspired by her Sicilian stonemason grandfather who carved the Gettysburg address in the Lincoln Memorial, Ellen began painting and worked her way through college and graduate school. She took some studio art courses at the Columbia University School of the Arts while at Barnard College where she majored in art history.
She worked as an art cataloger for 30 years at Butler Library at Columbia University, the Frick Art Reference Library, The New York Historical Society, and as a video cataloger at Teachers College. In 2000 Ellen stopped full-time library work to pursue study of the ancient healing art of Reiki. In 2002 she and her husband found a converted barn in upstate New York. The beauty of the farms and wetlands and wildlife of Dutchess County inspired Ellen to devote herself fully to painting and photography, while writing nature columns for the now defunct Taconic Press. Ellen has exhibited in New York City and in upstate New York. Though all her early paintings were destroyed or lost, many of her photographs are in private and public collections across the United States.
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