Ellen Busteed grew up in the San Francisco bay area.  She moved to Seattle 15 years ago where she currently resides.  After a successful career as a registered nurse and a part-time artist, Ellen now focuses exclusively on her career as an abstract artist. Throughout her life she has been passionate about art.  She has exhibited regionally in Washington and Utah and has developed expertise in acrylic painting, collage, silk and fabric painting and jewelry making.  Ellen is a versatile artist and as an abstract painter is well versed in a multitude of painting techniques which, in conjunction with her innate artistic qualities, allows her inner reality to become visualized through painting. 

In the past 15 years Ellen has been fortunate to work and learn from a number of accomplished abstract artists, including: Robert Burridge Arroyo Grande, CA, Nancy Reyner, Santa Fe, NM and Virginia Paquette-Smith Seattle, WA.  An important component of Ellen’s artistic development has been a three year involvement with an abstract painting collective that has nourished and supported her development as an artist.

Ellen’s paintings are alive with color, line and movement. They readily evoke strong feelings and new understanding by the viewer.  Her artistic joy is clearly evidence in her vivid and bold paintings.