"I paint because I am addicted to the process of watching a painting come to life. I am constantly surprised and delighted when a composition starts to make sense and takes on a life of its own.
I choose to paint with watercolor because I find the layered transparency of the medium calming and inviting, while consistently keeping me on my toes.
Subjects I gather the most inspiration from are generally ordinary buildings and cityscapes that may otherwise go overlooked. I find stark shadows exciting and it is my goal to capture these moments in time."Ellie
Ellie Moniz is a watercolor artist who specializes in house portraits and whimsical, yet realistic paintings of cityscapes, figures, and still life images.
A resident of Pennsylvania, Ellie holds a BA in Art from Millersville University. She has also studied at the Moore College of Art and the Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia.