Ellen Starr Levinson
Ellen Starr Levinson embarked on private drawing and oil painting lessons at the age of nine, and by the time she was 13 she had enrolled at the Art Students League in New York City. As she continued to deepen her skills and passion for the work, she was accepted at Music and Art High School and then Pratt Institute where she studied graphic arts and illustration.
Ellen continued to add to her creative repertoire, expanding into fabric, jewelry and landscape design. She took on the construction of three restaurants that she and her husband operated in southern California, adorning them with a total of nine murals. As a Laguna Beach, California resident for 35 years, she studied with Armen Gasparian at the Laguna Beach School of Art and was juried into the Festival of Arts. Ellen had a one-woman show in Newport Beach California and was involved in the Pageant of the Masters, painting costumes and sets.
Ellen moved to Sedona, Arizona where she lived for eight years, concentrating her efforts on new paintings and embellishing her son’s ceramics with clay sculptures. She currently resides in Delray Beach, Florida where she continues to work in her studio specializing in the Florida landscape and continuing her pet commissions. Ellen has recently won two first prizes for her exhibits in The Armory Art School and The Coral Springs Museum.