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BIOGRAPHY

Ellen Armer King, a native of California is an accomplished artist, a creative educator, mentor and is an inspirational advocate to students and fellow artists alike. With a rich understanding of line, texture, luminosity and color she consistently strives to uncover the many layers in each subject she paints. King accomplishes this with great success by using and recycling her art and using different mediums such as oil, acrylic, chalk pastel, collage and colored pencil. “I want the viewer to feel the urge to reach out and touch each piece of art and therefore, feel the connection between themselves and the work before them”.

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<p>EDUCATION</p> <p>1973 Sorbonne Paris, France<br /> 1971 Oregon State University</p> <p>WORK EXPERIENCE</p> <p>2010 – Present • Art Teacher Volunteer<br /> Center Street Elementary School<br /> 138th Elementary School</p> <p>2010 • J Paul Getty Museum Teacher</p> <p>1975-2005 • Brentwood Art Center<br /> • Program Director, Teacher, Trainer,<br /> • Curriculum Development, Art Camp<br /> • Taught – life drawing, oil painting,<br /> pencil, beg-adv drawing, pastels, </p> <p>GALLERY EXHIBITIONS – AWARDS – ONLINE SHOWS</p> <p>2022 • Red Bluff Art Gallery *Flowers 4 Peace<br /> And Prosperity – Bronze Award<br /> • Art Room Gallery Botanicals<br /> • DabArt Gallery “Best Dressed Men”</p> <p>2021 • LAAA (Los Angeles Art Association)<br /> “User to User” Cover<br /> • Grey Cube Gallery Botanicals “White<br /> Birds 1 & 2<br /> • Grey Cube Gallery Portraits – Kingfisher<br /> • ESMoA -El Segundo Museum of Art<br /> • El Segundo Scene Magazine<br /> • Artistonish Magazine interview<br /> • Gallerium Poster Award “Aimee”</p> <p>More Exhibitions Upon Request….</p> <p>MEMBERSHIPS</p> <p>Forever to Present • LACMA Los Angeles County<br /> Museum of Art<br /> • ESMoA El Segundo Museum of Art<br /> • WPW Women’s Painters West<br /> • LAAA Los Angeles Art Association<br /> • PSA Pastel Society of America<br /> • MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art</p>

STATEMENT

I love opposition and resolution. My use of metallic paint with chalk pastel began this exploration.The pearlescent glow of metal, the sensitivity of floral blooms seem in opposition to each other until realizing they both spring from the earth. They work together in perfect harmony. Collage, the layering of exquisite handmade papers enhance the beauty. This is my process, please enjoy.

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