Sailboats by Sandra Ellis

Sandra Ellis retrospective

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Sandra Ellis: A Retrospective, is on view at Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside throughout July and August. The summer exhibit features a collection of work created by Summerside artist Sandra Ellis over the span of her career.

Ellis believes there is an artist in everyone that can be inspired to create. She vividly remembers discovering her artistic self on her very first day of school, where she began to draw, and she has never stopped.

As she grew older, Ellis moved into using oils, watercolour, and pastels to give life to her artistic creations. Much of her work captures animals and birds in their natural habitat, and people at work in their various environments. She believes this is what makes her images interesting and captivating to the viewer. Ellis has also found inspiration in working with other artists throughout her career, “I learn from them and draw motivation from the collective energy.”

Ellis exhibits at least several times a year. Her work has been shown at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Holland College, Eptek Art and Culture Centre, and many other galleries.

Sandra Ellis: A Retrospective will be on view in the Lefurgey Room of the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, Summerside. Admission is free Monday–Friday, 9 am–4:30 pm. On Saturdays, guides may be away from the Centre for short periods of time, however, the exhibit can be viewed when they are onsite.