(Washington DC Metro Area)
Ellen Davis is a native of Belle Harbor, New York. Inspired by the architectural and structural marvels of New York City, Ellen began her artistic endeavors studying architectural design at an early age before attending Beaver College to focus on her Fine Arts Education
Ellen moved to the Washington, DC area in 1996 with her wife of 29 years. She paused her artistic endeavors to focus on raising their two sons and then re-launched this part of herself with woodturning, first as a member, and then President, of the Montgomery County Woodturner’s Association. While passionate about woodturning, she found herself primarily drawn to and inspired by watercolor painting along with mixed-media collage, and the drive to return to some of her earliest roots. Locked down by the Pandemic, she began taking watercolor painting courses from Montgomery College in 2020 and has been producing a wide array of abstract paintings since.
Her works have been displayed in juried shows at Glen Echo, Glenview Mansion, and others. Ellen is currently a member of the Washington Water Color Association, the Rockville Art League, and the National Women’s Caucus for Art. In addition, as a member of Temple Beth Ami (TBA) since 2008 she was co-chair of TBA Cares, an outreach arm of TBA for individuals experiencing personal challenges. Ellen is also a current Board Member of Women of TBA.