A personal note about Ellen

November 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

I remember meeting Ellen DeLoach the first day I started working at the Josef Glimer Gallery in July of this year. She and her husband had driven all the way from Atlanta, GA with a car full of paintings, drawings, and encaustics. We brought every piece up to the gallery, unwrapped them and discussed each one at length. Through the process, we all became more intrigued by her approach to art as a therapeutic expression of her difficult emotions.

However, the tumultuous paintings contrasted with her bright, energetically warm personality. She shared each piece enthusiastically and we were equally excited to be exhibiting her work. Her paintings attracted praise and meditative contemplation from collectors, students, and artists fascinated by her technique and colors only found in her native Georgia.

We loved working with her and being able to give volume to her voice. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a beautiful, vibrant soul who had so much more art to share with the world. Our condolences and thoughts go out to her family, friends, and everyone she touched with her charm and big heart.

 

Erin Doherty- Gallery Assistant

 

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