Ellen started drawing when she was old enough to handle a pencil and painting when she was a teen. Although she has never had art instruction, she does not consider herself 'self-taught'. As a Christian, she gives her Lord all the praise for the ability to draw and paint.
Ellen excels in detailed realism. She prefers using Acrylic (Interactive) and water soluble oil mediums. She has enjoyed painting miniatures for many years but also enjoys working on larger pieces and Christmas balls when time allows. To see more of Ellen's artwork, please visit: www.songmountainfineart.com , http://ellen-strope.artistwebsites.com/ , http://www.etsy.com/shop/songmountainfineart
Ellen is a member of World Federation of Miniaturists, Cider Painters of America, Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), Fine Art America and the Association of Miniature Artists. For the past many years she has participated in national and international art exhibitions and competitions. She has been blessed with numerous awards.