The longer I stare at these beautiful ink & watercolor paintings, the more obsessed I’m becoming with Marcy Ellis’ botanical queens. Super fascinating, slightly bizarre and so incredibly gorgeous!
Currently based in Tucson, Arizona, Marcy is an artist and elementary art teacher who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art Education from the University of Arizona. She has been inspired by nature from her childhood, which she she spent in both rural agriculture and a suburban planned community set in the open desert. In the beautiful pieces below, Marcy focuses on the connectedness between women and nature:
From earth to sky, we are connected to a central life force. My current body of work explores the female figure, rooted in her connection to landscape, life/death cycles and the natural world. The Goddess, the Sister, the Mother of all forms of life. The root to self rejuvenation of spirit and space, she is the transformative representation of fragile beauty. Rendered through illustration and color, these connections are explored.