Marbury NYC Group Exhibit

digital mixed media drawing

Exhibited: “49 at 74, Works on Paper by Canadian Artists”, March 9-30, 2017 at Marbury NYC, an artist’s space in New York City. Works shown: Map for Adventure, The Bird of Prophecy, The Dream Talker and Territory for Thinking.

Last Day to Vote for “Meditation” Cat-Person Sculpture – Nov. 1

cat sculpture in public sculpture art exhibit
Sculptor Ellen Scobie with her work, Meditation, a hybrid cat-person. Scobie’s whimsical sculpture encourages viewers to playfully consider their own identity and to pause for reflection amid the chaos of daily life.

Vote Now – Deadline Nov. 1

If you’d love to see Meditation (cat-person) make her permanent home in Oak Bay, vote for her now!

Click this link to vote for Meditation.

Deadline is Nov. 1, 2016! Thank you for your support!

Public Art Exhibit | Arts Alive 2016 Oak Bay

My cat sculpture, titled Meditation, has been selected for the municipality of Oak Bay’s Arts Alive sculpture program for 2016-2017. This annual public art exhibit features 13 sculptures situated around the municipality for one year. Sculptures were reviewed by a jury comprised of art professionals and citizen art enthusiasts. My sculpture has been installed in Estevan Village and will be there from late May 2016 until May 2017.

2016 Theme: Looking Forward

In response to the theme Looking Forward, I submitted the following, “The sitting cat sculpture rests in a meditative pose, reflecting quietly. To prepare ourselves for looking forward, we must first look inward.”

Public Art Exhibit People’s Choice Award

The public is invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award. The winning piece will be considered for eventual purchase and inclusion in Oak Bay’s permanent public art collection pending municipal budget approvals.

See the Sculptures

If you’re visiting Victoria within the coming year, be sure to download the map of installed sculptures and enjoy your own walking tour. Read the press in the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, Oak Bay goes nuts for public sculpture.

Residential Art Installation

Custom mixed media painting by Vancouver artist Ellen Scobie for Display Home
Photo credit: SnowChimp Creative

Insight Design Group of Vancouver commissioned me to create a 40×40 inch custom canvas to hang over the fireplace in the Beverley Display Home. The Beverley is a new project by Cressey Development in White Rock, BC.

The artwork is based on “Teach Me to Forget”, a limited edition print I created a few years ago. The interior designers loved the colour and composition of that print but needed a larger work in a square format. I worked with them to create a custom mixed-media painting just for this space. I love how the vibrancy of the artwork provides a real focal point in this room with its elegant, neutral palette.

2015 CodaWORX Video Award

My video describing by artistic process produced by Opus has been recognized with a Merit Award in the 2015 CODAvideo Awards – Process category. Thanks to the great team at Opus for putting the video together.

Vertical Solitude – Digital Mixed Media Print

digital mixed media printmaking by ellen scobie
abstract landscape, vertical, neutral colours
“Vertical Solitude”, 24″w x 30″h, aqueous pigmented inkjet on paper

Artist’s Statement

When I first set out to create a new artwork, I sometimes spend a lot of time choosing the first image I’ll work with. Not so with this one. I knew right away I wanted to use some of the lake and shoreline images I’d captured on my trip to the Rocky Mountains. As I began to work up the image I started to use looser textures that I felt were like calligraphic brushwork in traditional Chinese paintings. I turned the composition vertically and continued to build the composition, thinking about the majesty of the vertical rock faces and how the natural world is also permeated by a delicate ecosystem, composed of many interdependent entities, powerful yet fragile.

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