Grand opening of artist-owned Ellen Joseph Gallery, May 14 – 15


By on Fri, April 29, 2011

Mike Slinn
Ellen Joseph with her work
Surrey Blackburn
Paintings by Ellen Joseph
Ellen Joseph
840 Main Street, HMB across from Cetrella

The doors are about to open at the new Ellen Joseph Gallery! The artist-owned gallery is located at 840 Main Street, across from the Cetrella Restaurant in Half Moon Bay. The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebrations on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Refreshments and live acoustic guitar by the artist’s husband, Mike Slinn, will add to the festive atmosphere.

There will be a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark the official opening of the gallery at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th. Representatives from the Half Moon Bay City Council and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce will officiate.

About the Artwork

The Ellen Joseph Gallery showcases the oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of Half Moon Bay artist, Ellen Joseph, as well as giclee reproductions of her work. Two main rooms display Joseph’s more recent pieces, while earlier paintings of her travels around Europe and the United States fill the walls of the adjacent studio. Visitors can observe current paintings on the easels and learn more about the latest series in development.

Joseph’s portfolio encompasses a range of subject matter and mood, from serene to dramatic, from land and seascapes to European villages and villas. Her recent works have a bold, contemporary feel, with elegant compositions and rich colors that soothe the eye and lift the spirit.

“My passion is to create works of art that evoke a sense of peace and well-being,” Joseph said.

About the Artist

Ellen Joseph learned to draw at an early age from her father, illustrator and fine artist, James Menzel-Joseph. Her great, great uncles on her father’s side were Henri Fantin-Latour, colleague of the French Impressionists, and Adolph Menzel, one of Germany’s most acclaimed painters of the 19th century.

After completing formal training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Joseph moved to Findhorn, a community in northern Scotland, where she worked as a resident artist. During her five years in Scotland, she had exhibits on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and at the Royal Exchange in London, followed by several years in Hawaii and in the countryside near Paris, painting outside in the “plein air” practice of the Impressionists.

From 1997 to 2010, Joseph produced dramatic murals and paintings for commercial and residential clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, through her mural business “Rooms with a View”.

The current focus of Joseph’s work is on creating peaceful paintings of nature for healing environments. Ellen has been collaborating with hospitals and healing venues to provide artwork that adds color and life to an otherwise sterile environment. Her “Pathways”, “Meadows”, “Horizons”, and “Elements in Harmony” series are part of the current exhibition at the Ellen Joseph Gallery.

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