Ellen Hallie Schiff

The physicality of the paint is an important part of my process. I am energized by the sense of discovery and exploration of the paint itself- how colors meet and converse; how textures form over other marks; how wiping away and making new marks creates a new entity that is arrived at. I strive for  the visceral and  emotional qualities in my work and also embrace the accidental. The result is a snapshot of an authentic moment, always trying to get closer to a "truth" that is just beyond reach.