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Biography

I was born in Canada and have lived in the US for many years and presently reside in Georgia. At an early age I was inspired by the artists of the Renaissance and thus began my journey into the field of art. Although I have spent the past 30 years as a Mortgage Banker, I continue to spend much of my free time creating. Art tends to balance my life and emotions. I've worked with various media throughout the years including watercolors, oils, pen and ink and then progressed to sculpting. At the age of 17 I was fortunate enough to have my work exhibited at the Taft Museum Cincinnati Ohio of which some pieces went on to be exhibited on the Good Ship Hope which at that time was much like a Red Cross Ship that traveled to third world countries.

In the early 70's I was blessed with the good fortune of creating an art program for the Boys Clubs of Northern KY which was designed to help bring out their creative side. In the early 80's I was nominated as an Outstanding Young Woman of America for my work with children and women's shelters. I took a giant leap in 1993 and began sculpting. The majority of my creations at that time were of Native American Indians, Inca and Mayan busts. My work was exhibited in Florida at Soul Mate Galleries.

It wasn't until 1996 that I stumbled across Poser that I actually became interested in 3D Art. I was creating 2D work in Photopaint at the time and began experimenting with Poser as well. I began creating spiritual themes and went on to figure studies. After surfing the web for every tutorial I could get my hands on I was blessed to meet a gentleman by the name of Paul Hafeli who took me under his wing and with some tutoring my creations began to come to life. "Thank you Paul for all your patience". Another angel that came to my rescue was Ralph Manus who kept after me to make a creative web page. He in fact spent many hours putting together my first web site. Both of these gentlemen are artists unto themselves with unique styles. I hope you can take some time to visit their sites which you can find in my links page. I belong to several of the art communities on the net which provide extensive tips for those of you that are just learning or would like to just visit some great galleries. Several of my creations can now be seen in these books.

I hold an advanced degree in Clinical Hypnosis from the Hypnosis Institute of New York . I am a Silva graduate and also hold a Mastership degree in Reiki.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my galleries. Be Blessed - Ellie

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