Gallery at Somes Sound | Laura Ellis

Gallery at Somes Sound | Laura Ellis


Laura Ellis’ paintings explore the meeting of land, water and sky, and the dynamics of forms in space. Intuitively exploring images of the natural World she follows where the painting leads. Her evocative, distilled paintings convey an expansive stillness and contemplative calm.

Ellis lives and paints in northern New Mexico. Her work is held in collections across the country and abroad. A fourth-generation summer resident of Mount Desert Island, she annually returns to the island with gratitude for the inspiration and renewal its beauty offers.

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.