Ellen Rolli
Ellen Rolli
Ellen Rolli

Rolli is a contemporary painter interested in interpreting subject and emotion in an abstract and intuitive way. She is excited by the process, by daring paint application, by color, texture and the element of discovery.

Her process involves an instinctive use of materials, which allows for more freedom, more risk taking. Rolli favors a variety in mark making and paint application such as thin areas of paint, thick brushstrokes of rich color, building layers or scraping through. As the painting evolves, she reacts to the dialogue between herself and her art.

For many years, Rolli considered her work abstracted realism, the subject matter serving only as a starting point, a stimulus for the painting process. Her search was not, is not, for the literal truth of subject, but an expressive and emotional reaction to it. It is important to allow the painting to take on a life of its own. Recently, her paintings have shifted to an even more abstracted interpretation of reality.

450 Harrison Ave.
Studio 228
Boston, MA 02118