Expressive Landscapes

  • immortal landscape ellen scobie-24x36

    Immortal Landscape
    (Waterfall)

  • Vertical Solitude, aqueous pigmented inkjet & acrylic on paper, 24x30 inches

    Vertical Solitude

  • Abstract nature print on paper, neutral palette, mountains

    The Tree is Shook

  • Abstract nature print on paper, neutral palette, mountains

    Garden of Possibilities

  • something-to-say-ellen-scobie 22x17 1000px

    Something to Say

  • photography hyper-collage, banff mountains inspired

    The Red Canoe

  • digital fine art printmaking, waterfall, landscape painting

    The Waterfall

  • digital fine art printmaking, landscape

    Softly Rushing

  • digital fine art printmaking, landscape

    Ancient Striation

  • digital mixed media of landscape in blue and ochre with orange. Distinct texture of surfaces drawn from nature.

    Remember September

  • digital fine art printmaking by ellen scobie, ocean, sea, west coast, mountain

    Waiting for Wind

  • digital fine art printmaking by ellen scobie, ocean, sea, west coast, mountain

    Current Conditions - Buy

  • digital fine art printmaking by ellen scobie, ocean, sea, west coast, mountain

    Mesmerized

  • digital fine art printmaking by ellen scobie, ocean, sea, west coast, mountain

    Sockeye Summer

  • white, boat, dock, grey, weathered, red, blue, abstract, west coast,

    White Rowboat

  • digital fine art printmaking by ellen scobie, mountain, snow

    Black Tusk Mountain

  • vancouver island, west coast, island, bc, art, original art, printmaking, print, original print, blue, grey, ocean, sea, westcoast, beach

    Vancouver Island I

  • vancouver island, west coast, island, bc, art, original art, printmaking, print, original print, blue, grey, ocean, sea, westcoast, beach

    Vancouver Island II

Artist’s Statement

I’ve created these expressive landscapes by extracting pixels from photographs and using the resulting shapes as building blocks in a new composition. I’m intrigued by the idea of taking artifacts of past experience and using them to create something new. The image takes shape as I intuitively layer these photographic fragments, constantly searching for an image that will resonate with me. I hope that this artwork evokes sensation in the viewer, providing a way to experience visually what language can only inadequately articulate.

Process

I begin by mining my digital collection of thousands of photographs I have taken over many years. I collect random shapes and textures from these photographs and use them to start the composition. I continue in this way until I’m satisfied with the image. This methodology harkens back to my training as a lithographer where I would build up the image by layering successive images. I have essentially taken this process and moved it digitally.