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Essence of an Artist

Loren Ellis

From childhood, Loren's calling was to make art. Loren received first prize for her color pencil drawing of bicycles for a safety contest in 5th grade 1965. In 1967 Loren studied violin and was in the Ulster Country Orchestra, N.Y. Loren, a Manhattan based artist, born in N.Y. and grew up in Tampa, Florida, has a Master of Fine Art Degree from Florida State U. 1977 and a B.A. from U. of South Florida 1974. Loren earned early admission to college. While at U.S.F. Loren, with her violin, went on a study program in Florence Italy in 1974. At U.S.F. her major was art/experimental photography, returned to study violin and modern dance. Loren while studying at F.S.U. she taught a class at Florida A&M U. and had access to a graphic camera which enabled Loren to publish her first book, Photographs and Thoughts in 1977. The book was purchase in 1992 by The Museum of Modern Art in NYC and New York Public Library Museum. Upon graduation from F.S.U. in 1977, Loren received a Fellowship from the Arts Council of Florida, also in 1977 the Florida State Capitol purchased one of Loren's murals. Loren, is always helping others, gifted with enthusiastic teaching abilities. She founded Art for Healing NYC International org. May 3rd, 2000 on paranormal day! AfH bridges the gap to help visual and performing artists share the healing power of their art with all communities. A few collections of Loren's art: The Museum of Modern Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of History of Photography in Krakow, Poland, Kodak, Environmental Defense Fund, NYC, the Bronx Courthouse, N.Y.C. The N.Y. Historical Society, and in many private and corporate collections. Loren has received many grants and awards for her photographic paintings. A Tiny Voice was Loren's first documentary in 2007. Young people from the U.S. and abroad approached Loren to create this book and a documentary that mirrors the book. This Herculean project was NOT Loren's idea to begin at the time of her mother's transition to heaven in 2016. They all suddenly left her, so Loren continued and completed her book in 2020 and took the documentary companion to fruition in 2022.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Pen Culture Solutions
  • Publish Date: Apr 21st, 2023
  • Pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.85in - 2.31lb
  • EAN: 9781638126720
  • Categories: GeneralGeneralMotivational & Inspirational