MACHIAS, ME — Ellie Carbone, a gifted and recognized watercolorist will be the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce’s artist of the month for November. Her paintings will be on display in the Chamber’s gallery and featured as part of the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Friday, November 1.
Although Carbone, born in Munich, Germany, is a water colorist, her professional background is that of an illustrator. While developing her watercolor techniques over the past 27 years, she has studied with famous masters of watercolor such as John Pike, Ron Ransom, Judie Wagner, Tony VanHasselt, and Tony Couch and has participated in many art shows.
“Watercolor painting and art in general offers me many rewards and I paint as often as possible. Watercolor’s exciting qualities – its freshness, immediacy, and spontaneity – are what also makes it the most challenging painting medium,” Carbone said.
Carbone’s work has been exhibited mostly in central New York, where she has participated in exhibitions at the Skaneateles Art Festival, the Everson Museum, and the Parish Art Festival. Her painting “On My Own Time” was awarded Best of Show for watercolor at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York.
For more information on Carbone’s showing and other upcoming featured artists, contact the Machias Chamber at 255.4402.