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I paint because I love the process and the never-ending variety of elements and textures that I can layer into a single piece. I am influenced by dilapidated buildings, and the way time and nature’s elements alter our surroundings. Rust, peeling paint, and cracked glass have a distressed beauty about them that I try to evoke in my work.

As a former graphic designer, typography plays a significant role in much of my work.  Whether English language characters, cursive hand lettering, or foreign alphabets, text is often visible or obscured under layers to be discovered upon further examination.

You can also find me on Facebook at Ellen Kantro Art and on Instagram at ellenkantroart.

Thanks for visiting.