Cypress, California 90630, United States

Mocha Palette

Cypress, California 90630, United States


So. Cal based realistic artist specializing in acrylic/mixed media portrait

I'm Helen Ellis, a Jersey girl, born and raised in "Brick City" aka Newark, NJ, now living in Southern California. My passion for creating art began when I was a youngster and as a teen I attended Arts High School. I majored in fine art, and explored acrylics, oils, watercolors and delved into sculpture. My work was featured in the Teen Arts Festival. For further instruction, I took additional art courses at Rutgers University.

 I have found tremendous joy and creative expression through my artwork. After a long hiatus raising my family, I've returned to my 1st love: painting. Evocative portraits are my niche, and occasionally landscapes. I've worked hard to master my materials and increase my knowledge base of techniques. In recent months I've been excited to explore mixed media and collage. My work has been shown in New Jersey, Connecticut (Mitchell College) and now in Southern California.

 I'm blessed to share my life with my husband Andrew (we just celebrated our silver wedding anniversary!) and we have 4 grown children.


Cypress, California 90630, United States