• painting of ocean passage with abstract landforms in blue, green and grey

    Where Mermaids Live

  • Abstract landscape original art featuring waterfall and mountain imagery by Ellen Scobie

    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, mountain, snow

    Black Tusk Mountain

  • 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

    Sockeye Summer

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

    Current Conditions

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

    White Rowboat

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

    Mesmerized

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

    Vancouver Island II

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

    Vancouver Island III

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 captured digitally, destroyed and then recomposed into something new. The image takes shape as I intuitively layer these photographic fragments, constantly searching for a composition that will resonate with me.

Process

I begin by mining my digital collection of thousands of photographs I have taken over many years. Having captured the material world in digital form, I further break it down into pixelated shapes that I use 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 taken this process and moved it digitally.