Ellen Tanner

Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Scuilla</em>  2017<br />oil on panel<br />8" x 10"<br />ET 28
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Persephone and Hades</em>  2017<br />oil  on panel<br />14" x 8 1/2"<br />ET 27
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Phineus</em>  2017<br />oil on panel<br />11" x 10" <br />ET 26
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Aristaeus</em>   2016<br />oil on panel<br />6" x 14"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Mr. and Mrs. James H. Boggs</em>  2016 <br />oil on panel, Tramp Art frame<br />9 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 1"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Magda Louise Bell</em>  2016 <br />oil on panel, Tramp art frame <br />10 3/4" x 5 3/8"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Saffronia & Creola</em> 2016 <br />oil on panel, Tramp art frame <br />9" x 10 3/4" x 1"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Baird Family</em>  2015 <br />oil on panel in Tramp art frame, oil on panel in thermoplastic Union case <br />13 1/4" x 14" x 5 1/4", 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 1/4" (open case)
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Hale Family</em>  2014<br />mixed media<br />dimensions variable
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Hughes Family</em>  2014 <br />mixed media <br />variable sizes
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Jones Family</em>  2014<br />mixed media<br />dimensions variable<br />ET 17
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>George Ulysses Webb</em>  2015 <br />oil on panel, Tramp art frame <br />10 7/16" x 5 5/16" x 7/8"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Hattie and Ezra Hall</em>  2015 <br />oil on panel, thermoplastic Union case <br />5" x 8" x 7 1/4" (open case)
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Bull</em>  2013<br />oil on panel<br />3" x 2 3/4"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Whale</em>  2013<br />oil on panel<br />6" x 8 1/4"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Falcon</em>  2013<br />oil on panel<br />8" x 8"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Eagle and the Red Fox</em>  2013<br />oil on panel<br />12" x 9"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>The Dog and The Butcher</em>  2012<br />oil on panel<br />16" x 15 1/2"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>The Raven and the Snake</em>  2011<br />oil on panel<br />8" x 8"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>The Lamb who takes Refuge in the Temple</em>  2010<br />oil on panel<br />12" x 11"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Satyr and the Peasant</em>  2010<br />oil on panel<br />16" x 16"
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing</em>  2009 <br />oil on panel <br />12" x 16"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>The Lion, The Fox and The Ass</em>  2009<br />oil on panel<br />14" x 12"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>The Fox and The Crow</em>  2008<br />oil on panel<br />9 1/2" x 8"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Grace O'Malley</em>  2008<br />oil on panel<br />30" x 24"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Sojourner Truth</em>  2007<br />oil on panel<br />28" x 24"<br />ET 6
Ellen Tanner <br /><em>Grace O'Malley Pirate Map</em>  2007 <br />oil on panel <br />12" x 16"
Ellen Tanner<br /><em>Beryl Markham</em>  2005<br />oil on panel<br />30" x 24"<br />ET 5

Ellen Tanner earned a BFA in Graphic Design at the University of North Texas in 1998 and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer at Fossil Watch Company for 5 years. In 2003 she moved to Austin and earned a degree in Art Education from the University of Texas. During that time she devoted as much time as possible to working in the studio and teaching herself to paint. Inspired by the fine detail and luminous colors of the Flemish masters, she has sought out information on their techniques and and has cobbled together a personal approach to painting with thin glazes of color over a grisaille. She applies these skills with a microscopic focus that makes each painting a tiny yet fully realized world, rich with detail and color. Sources of inspiration include ancient tales exposing human nature, the secret lives of animals, creatures and characters in myths. These stories provide the framework which she fills with a unique cast of characters. 

 
Aesop's Fables & Other Tales, Moody Gallery 2013