In all of my work, the light is critical to the feeling. After taking photographs on walks around her neighborhood or local trails, she returns to her studio. This is where the magic happens. Starting with a dark canvas or negative space, she builds up by adding light. The result is a stained glass image that is both abstract and representational.
“I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me and the random idea generator that is my imagination. In each painting, I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions over large fields of luminous color. When observing everyday subjects such as shells, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns created by their characteristic colors.” -Ellen Welch Granter.