Ellen Sapienza

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Ellen Sapienza is a painter who lives and works in Upper Black Eddy, PA.

Ellen studied with Robert Kulicke, painter and master frame-maker in New York in 1987. Before that, she earned a degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, studying with Seymour Remnick, David Fertig, and Sidney Goodman.

“I work from life and always start with a visual stimulus, whether a landscape, a bouquet of flowers or a work of art. So my work is always some sort of response. Working from life is the anchor that allows great freedom to work more representational or more abstract. I enjoy the back and forth, up and down, successes and failures of the process of making art and want the viewer to see and experience this record of my decisions and discoveries.”