Ellen Gaube received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in painting and a minor in Art History from Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in 2007.
Gaube exhibits regularly in national and international shows and has received several awards for her drawings.
Her feelings about her work can be summed up:
“My love of all things nature began in childhood and is the focus of most of my work. Curves always capture my attention with the excitement of drawing the complex organic shapes found in branches, vines, stems and leaves. Most interesting is the beautiful coexistence of order and chaos found in subjects at the end of their life cycle, an aesthetic I strive to capture in my drawings of twigs and branches.
Although graphite drawings are my concentration, I am also a student of watercolor, egg tempera and photography. Digital photography has afforded me a vast canvas for experimentation in abstraction of color and form. The images are all nature derivatives which still adhere to my love of organic shapes and repetitive patterns.
Her current body of graphite work is a continuation of the Bittersweet series and concerns itself with the narrative use of graphite, graphite powder and gold leaf in the supportive use of realism and abstraction.
Gaube’s graphite drawing Hygeia was included in American Artist Drawing Magazine Spring 2011 edition. Notably, her drawing entitled Eros was exhibited in the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, September 27 to December 19, 2013 and is now in their permanent collection.
In her pursuit of digital photography manipulation the artist has successfully exhibited in various national and international exhibitions, online galleries and print publications.
Her work is in corporate and private collections.
She is a member of American Society of Botanical Artists, Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc, Essex Art Association, Gallery One and New England Society of Botanical Artists.
Please visit my fine art website http://www.ellengaube.com