Ellen Hermanos

I work each painting in multiple layers, adding and removing color to allow pieces of previous decisions to show through, insinuating other times and layers.  I am enjoying exploring what lies beneath the surface as colors pop through in delightful, surprising ways that move my work in new directions and add complexity…which I value in abstract art.”

Abstract Painter, ELLEN HERMANOS explores color and texture using a brush, a palette knife, and a sponge roller to create exciting and unintentional combinations to create new and unexpected results. The blurred areas relate to stronger lined areas representing past and present events. The titles of her works are often derived from meaningful words people use to describe experiences. 

The artist received a BA in Art History/Fine Art at William Smith College—where she was a classmate of gallery owner, Jennifer Cargill. She earned a Graphic Design Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art, and attended the Museum School of Fine Arts–Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy.