Autumn Leaves 1, watercolor, 17x21

Spring Birch, watercolor, 22x28

Ellen Hoyt

Art is in her genes. At 6, Ellen won her first art contest; the city-wide public school art contest in New York City. This was the first of many juried art shows that she has won throughout her professional career. Ellen chose watercolor as her medium because she feels "it has infinite possibilities". Her brushwork contributes to her unique style. Her favorite subject is the natural scenery extolling the beauty of our country from coast to coast. Images flow from her brush to paper in an imaginative, original style.

Ellen is a much sought after artist, as is evident by the extensive demand for her paintings by galleries, business organizations, corporations and private collectors. What distinguishes Ellen and what matters most to her is the mutual affection and appreciation she shares with her students, fellow artists and patrons. As an art instructor, Ellen has been described as "...the person to study with if you want to learn the techniques of the masters...". To Ellen, each time paint meets paper it is a happening and she willingly shares her secrets with her peers and students.

An enthusiastic environmentalist and conservationist, Ellen enjoys the great out-doors. She has hiked, camped and traveled with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her romance with the natural world does not lessen her appreciation for the museums, theater and the diversity of cultures of urban life, though. A native New Yorker, Ellen still lives and works in her studio in Brooklyn. Ellen says "Fortunately, I can create in my paintings the places I would like to be and hope that those who see or own my paintings grasp the same sense of joy and peace that I experience while creating each watercolor."

Ellen is a charter member of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society and Artist's Equity, NY, and her professional listings include: "Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who of Women", internationally.

Ellen Hoyt