Elinor Freedman is a Cape Cod washashore where she is inspired by the beauty of the landscape and creative energy of fellow artists. While Ellie has explored a variety of mediums, she is drawn to the vibrancy and immediacy of working with pastel. Using soft pastel on sanded papers or textured boards and acrylic or watercolor underpaintings, Ellie’s pastels show a range of effects that bring her paintings to life. She has exhibited her work in juried exhibits in New England and New York. She is represented by Eastwind Gallery, Orleans, MA, Elburne Sustainable Decor, Dennis & Hanover, MA, and the Shop at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA..
Ellie is a juried master artist at the Cape Cod Art Center, a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, and an associate member of the Pastel Society of America as well as a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Hampshire and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod for which she has served as a board member and coordinates a scholarship program for high school students who aspire to careers in the arts. Ellie also serves as a docent and co-facilitator of docent training at the Cape Cod Museum of Art where she has collaborated with docents to curate museum exhibits.