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J S Ellington

Always Now

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36x36 in
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I SHIP TO USA ONLY Prints are available directly from me. Please send a note thru my contact link on my home page. I will send info on sizes and prices and available materials. I wanted to include elements in the painting that point to the illusion of time and how it is just a human construct. There are several dimensions...
I SHIP TO USA ONLY

Prints are available directly from me. Please send a note thru my contact link on my home page. I will send info on sizes and prices and available materials.

I wanted to include elements in the painting that point to the illusion of time and how it is just a human construct. There are several dimensions and the hint of infinity in the painting.

My usual immersion in color was definitely present throughout the process of working on this piece--with stark contrast between white and blue-black, the burst of pastels and oranges in the subway and in the sunset, and the soothing colors of the sky and landscape seen through the open doorway in the bottom part of the painting.

Reality is what we make it. It was a good feeling to create a reality that seemed soothing and safe and outside the decay that we perceive comes with the passing of time.

This piece is fitted with a hanging wire. The canvas is a gallery wrap on a sturdy wooden frame. The edges are painted in the colors and mood of the face of the painting. It is acrylic, finished with Gamvar. It is signed. Packing and shipping is included in the price.

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Always NowSubwayInfinitySurrealismMultiple Dimensions

J S Ellington
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I am a native West Texan. My life began with a very linear-logical interest in science and what it can seem to prove. In my twenties, I attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in pharmacy.

I am a native West Texan. My life began with a very linear-logical interest in science and what it can seem to prove. In my twenties, I attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in pharmacy.

During an ensuing 37-year career as a pharmacist, it slowly began to dawn on me that you can't put God in a test tube. I started turning more toward creative endeavors to find meaning.

I had painted all my life because my mother and her sisters always painted when I was growing up, and I did too. My Aunt Patsy Dolliver spent the most time with me, instilling a passion for art and teaching me to paint as we went. I decided to do my best to apply the" let go and let God" to find out what could express through me as art after I retired from pharmacy.

In the past, I had hurriedly and halfheartedly painted, but I took it up again with more surrender and curiosity, and without the feeling of having to rush (without a job taking up so much time).

I became a resident artist at Studio 13 in Abilene, which is a community of resident artists and associate artists whom I love and admire. My new art interests have afforded me a sense of direction, belonging, passion, and satisfaction that I have not previously known.

I feel that I am able to get my personality out of the way most of the time and let the paintings kind of come to be on their own. I don't "know" how to paint. I feel my way into and through each project. There is great satisfaction in getting to participate in that process. I enjoy realism, surrealism, and abstract art--basically anything to do with color.

On August 6, 2018, my Aunt Patsy Dolliver passed away. She signed her paintings "von." That is the first part of our family name, von Roeder. For the rest of my life, I will place von somewhere in each painting to ackowledge the crucial part she played in my passion for art. "A Shady Country Road" and "A Place to Contemplate Memories" are the first into which I added "von."

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