Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Influenced by her work in natural history exhibitry, muralist Ellen Litwiller's lovely illustration is titled A Map of Friendship and Hope. After receiving a Masters Degree in Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ellen returned to to her native California where she began painting murals for natural history museums and parks. For over 10 years she painted murals such as those in the recently renovated Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park, California to those in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Currently Ellen is illustrating research documents for a California nature guide application while painting commissions and pursuing her own artwork. First Place Award winner in MOCA's 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Ellen exhibits her art in invitational shows and galleries throughout the Northern California region and beyond.