Ellen Silva

Fine Artist • Muralist  • Graphic Designer

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Artist’s Statement:

Painting has been my passion since my first impressionistic rendering of Popeye at age 3. I am highly informed by light and color. Light gives me energy, and color gives me balance. My paintings reflect my appreciation of nature, with all of its wonderful shapes and hues. 

I paint to connect with myself and my community. I often discover hidden emotions that were previously unknown to me. That quiet focused state, and getting into the “zone”, is what helps me understand my inner feelings. On a gloomy day, I am drawn to brighter colors to liven up my mood, and workspace. Living on the coast presents me with the changing colors of sea and sky. I enjoy growing as many flowers with challenging color schemes as possible so I can refer to them when painting. I am blessed with many hummingbirds visiting my garden which I study as well.

In addition to creating fine art pieces using acrylic on wood and canvas, I am also a muralist. I am currently involved working on projects in private residences, schools, hospitals and communities. 

Upcoming Shows:

Mirada Art

June 28-30, 2019

Friday-Sunday, 11AM - 5PM 

337 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay 

CoCA Open Studios:

November 23-24, 11-5pm


650-726-6729        ellen@ellensilva.com        www.ellensilva.com