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Robert Ellison
Emerging Visions
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Horn Head Cottage with Tractor and Trailers
Oil on Canvas Panel
24" x 31.5" 

    Horn Head Cottage with Tractor and Trailers

    Oil on Canvas Panel
    24" x 31.5"
  • Landscape with Red-roofed Cottage
Oil on Canvas
28" x 35.5" 

    Landscape with Red-roofed Cottage

    Oil on Canvas
    28" x 35.5"
  • Path to Hills Chianti
Oil on Canvas
28" x 35.5" 

    Path to Hills Chianti

    Oil on Canvas
    28" x 35.5"
  • View Toward Pienza
Oil on Canvas
28" x 35.5" 

    View Toward Pienza

    Oil on Canvas
    28" x 35.5"
  • View of Maggie's Garden
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
24" x 30" 

    View of Maggie's Garden

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    24" x 30"
  • Red Amaryllis with Brushes and Knives
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24" 

    Red Amaryllis with Brushes and Knives

    Acrylic on Canvas
    30" x 24"
  • White Amaryllis with Paint-pot and Brushes
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24" 

    White Amaryllis with Paint-pot and Brushes

    Acrylic on Canvas
    30" x 24"
  • Near Shillelagh County Wicklow
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30" 

    Near Shillelagh County Wicklow

    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 30"
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Robert Ellison

ROBERT ELLISON

Emerging Visions
January 21 – February 10, 2017
Reception: Thursday, January 26, 2017 6-8 PM

In Robert Ellison’s paintings, a subtle mixture of realism and abstraction yields powerful results. Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, he captures such things as a flower, a field of grass or a horse in motion in striking detail, but he highlights the texture of paint itself in equal measure. Mixing broad, thick strokes with sharp, intricate lines, he creates compositions that keep the viewer’s eye in constant motion. Whether he depicts an expansive outdoor vista or an intimate indoor space, he turns each painting into both a convincing depiction of the scene and a personal statement.

Ellison also employs a distinctive color palette in his works. Citing such masters as Van Gogh, Matisse and Chaim Soutine as influences, he takes the intense colors they use and gives them his own spin, softening their effects and using them to make each picture dynamic and vivid, while maintaining a deep sense of harmony and balance. This reflects the artist’s view of the world around him. “My objective as a painter,” he says, “is to express the essence of what I experience.”     

Still Life paintings by Robert Ellison recently won a first, second, third AND fourth place in their category (Impressionism - Still Lifes) in the 2016 American Art Awards. His work is held in private and public collections, has been included in a significant number of Royal Ulster Academy Exhibitions and been the subject of three very well received solo shows at the Island Arts Centre Lisburn.

He has also had a well regarded career in the legal profession from which he retired in 2014 in order to concentrate more fully on his artwork.