Ellen Busteed

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and moved to Seattle in 2000, and currently reside in Kirkland.  After a successful career as a registered nurse and part-time artist, I now focus exclusively on creating abstract art. Throughout my life, I have been passionate about art and over the past 30 years I have been fortunate to work with and learn from a number of accomplished abstract artists.  

I am fully committed to abstract art and painting from the inside out.  Although I make deliberate choices about color, technique, and composition, my subconscious is my guide – I never know what will evolve.  I love the freedom that the process of painting provides me, and for me the key is to just let it happen and enjoy the outcome.  Painting is for me a joy, a becoming, an affirmation, a source of adventure and tremendous fun. 

As an artist, I have learned many lessons – to let go, to move with the process, and to trust that exactly the right expression of my inner self will emerge.  There is a relief that comes to me when I express what is within to the broader world.  The spontaneity of painting allows liberation from preconceived conclusions, anticipated outcomes, and expectations.  My hope is that you connect with the freedom, color, and energy of my work.

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