Ellen Metzger O’Shea was born an artist / teacher with land, sea and sky in her heart and soul. Her childhood summers were spent in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, south of Rochester. She now divides her time between the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes and Nantucket Island. Her first paintings were done at Nazareth College of Rochester in undergraduate studies . In the graduate school at SUNY New Paltz, she learned about landscape gesture and plein air painting with watercolorist, Alex Martin. She continued her Art studies with Carole R. Wolf at Dutchess Community College, Stuart Diamond , Columbia University, and Tim Hawkesworth, Mass College of Art. Teachers have been stepping stones in Ellen’s career as a visual artist. Each has contributed in a special way to the development of her style. Recently she has used photo transfer in her work adding a mixed media dimension. Her work speaks of the beauty of the land, sea and sky with a sense of abstract space and time.