Gallery at Somes Sound | Laura Ellis

Gallery at Somes Sound | Laura Ellis


Laura Ellis was born in Minnesota, later lived in New England and in 1990 settled in New Mexico, each summer returning to Mount Desert Island, Maine.  Laura is a 4th generation summer resident of MDI.  Returning every summer, her great grandparents, who lived in Washington DC, went to Bar Harbor and Laura’s grandparents, in turn, had a house in Seal Harbor. Her father inherited this home and, along with Laura’s seven brothers and sisters, returned each summer.  Laura now has a home in Seal Harbor and for many years on Sutton Island.  “MDI is in my blood and like so many of us, I love it dearly.”  Laura Ellis

Her undergraduate studies included a year studying ceramics and art history in London. She later received a graduate degree and for many years provided healthcare as a nurse practitioner.  Life's unfolding led Laura to take a break from clinical practice during which time she returned to her love of making art.  She has since been painting for over 20 years.  Her work is exhibited annually and held in collections across the United States and abroad.