Elizabeth Ellison

Painter and papermaker Elizabeth Ellison is the owner and operator of Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, a studio/gallery located in the old Clampitt Hardware Building on the town square in Bryson City, North Carolina, where she and her family have resided since the early 1970s. A native of Milton NC, Ellison is of Occaneechi Indian descent.

Ellison has exhibited and sold widely throughout the United States for more than 30 years; and often teaches week-long workshops at various institutions, such as the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville NC.

Utilizing both traditional and oriental techniques - and often employing American Indian motifs - Ellison depicts the varied wildflowers, animals, human inhabitants, and landscapes of the Smokies region and beyond.

Ellison frequently gathers and processes native Appalachian plants to make the handmade papers she incorporates into her paintings. She uses black willow, mulberry, cattail, papyrus, rush, iris, wisteria, yucca, raspberry, blackberry, and more.

The exceptional quality and individuality of Elizabeth Ellison's works led to her inclusion in Fodor's Guide to the National Parks and Seashores of the East (1994).

Elizabeth offers private lessons in watercolor at the studio. Give her a call for more information.

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Elizabeth's studio/gallery is located 1/2-block west of the Old Courthouse, in the Old Clampitt Hardware Building.
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155 Main Street
Bryson City, NC


Elizabeth Ellison Gallery
155 Main Street
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713

Email: info@ElizabethEllisonGallery.com
Phone: 828-788-1541

Visit our studio/gallery on Main St. in the Old Clampitt Hardware building



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