Vibrant colors, strong textures and surprising details couple with a strength of expression to create a body of work that represents a strong and confident presence in the world of fine art.
Price range: $3,500 to $3,800
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ellen de Jongh
Ellen de Jongh spent her childhood in the Caribbean, Denmark and the Netherlands (where she was born). After finishing high school in the Netherlands she graduated from the Royal Dutch Art Academy in The Hague, a creative experience that led to years spent creating fashion drawings for fashion companies, as well as producing portraits, while she worked in a fashion academy as well. Close to twenty years later Ellen de Jongh transitioned completely into the world of fine art.
She now lives and works in the north of Holland, in an old-fashioned Dutch farmhouse, where she maintains a studio – and where she produces startlingly bold contemporary landscapes.
Ellen de Jongh draws inspiration from sources as varied as her visits to the Venetian Carnival, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum and, more recently, the cliffs and canyons of the United States.
Though her fine art career began with Ellen de Jongh painting in a more traditional style, she has developed her own style of painting that is increasingly abstract. One can visually discover the subject that inspired her while also discovering the emotion and impact the subjects have had on this gifted artist. Vibrant colors, strong textures and surprising details couple with the strength of her expressions to create a body of work that represents a strong and confident presence in the world of fine art.
The paintings of Ellen de Jongh are widely sold in the Netherlands and seen in art events in Holland, Belgium and the U.S.