Mary Ellen Brown
Mary Ellen's work aims to give a sense of peace and beauty, creating paintings with simple elegance and mood.
Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Mary Ellen studied Fine Art and Digital Photography at Salem State College supplementing with classes at Montserrat College of Art. Having worked in oils, pastels, graphite, watercolor and digital photography her focus is now centered on pastel painting, preferring a highly detailed realism as seen in still life. She is inspired by the works of the Old Dutch Masters as well as the simple yet stunning beauty of grapes, flowers or a silver pitcher.
Mary Ellen aims to share her joy in, and appreciation of, the subject matter, by focusing the viewer on the details. Using sanded pastel papers allows her to build layers, helping to develop depth, shape, color, light and shadows.
In between studio time and time spent showing in many exhibitions over the past years, Mary Ellen enjoys teaching and sharing the joy of painting. She strongly believes that her love of painting is a God given gift to be shared with others and loves to see others succeed in their artist endeavors under her teaching.
Mary Ellen is currently a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Hollis Art Society, The Whistler House Museum of Art-Lowell Art Association, Inc. and the Western Ave. Artist Association, Lowell, MA.
Now an award winning artist she maintains a studio at Western Ave. Studios in Lowell, Mass.