Dragonflies - Monoprint
     Collagraph, acrylic, pencil & ink
     Iris, Don't Be Blue
     Mixed Media

I am Chelle Ellis, a painter, printmaker, clay & metal sculptor, working in North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. I create monoprints and mixed media paintings, with found objects, paper, clay or metal sculptures added into the work. I paint primarily in acrylic on handmade paper, canvas and wood, focusing on simplified, repeated shapes. I’m also a small metalsmith, so at times I make jewelry.

You may notice quite a few pieces with a little black and white dog or ginkgo leaves. That's because my Pekingese, Moosh, is my muse since I got her in 2011.. and she has a ginkgo leaf shape on her head.

Ocasionally, I work as an art instructor, as time and energy allow. I have taught or assisted in teaching classes in printmaking, mixed media painting and metal-smithing. If you are interested in my art instruction services, please view my CV with contact information.

Photos and inventory of my pieces are added to this website, when I have time to produce art. If you would like to commission a piece, please email me with those details.

Current Exhibits:
Together: A Virtual Art Show
November 1, 2020 - January 10, 2021

NASTY WOMEN Memphis | WAR Paint!
September 4-November 1, 2020, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
Benefitting Planned Parenthood of Memphis.



Due to Covid-19, the above exhibition has been modified as a virtual art exhibition & sale from Oct 1-Nov 6, 2020, at warpaint.nastywomenmemphis.com.

This is the third exhibit as Memphis, TN representatives of NASTY WOMEN Global Art Exhibitions and Activism, that Danielle Sumler and I have curated.

Recent Exhibits:
My metal/mixed media sculpture, Willow Flycatchers, was juried into:

Rhythm & Flow, September 3-30, 2019, NWCC, Senatobia, MS

Past Exhibits:
With Danielle Sumler, I curated two past NASTY WOMEN Memphis Exhibits,
as Memphis TN representatives of Nasty Women Global Art Exhibitions and Activism.

Cone we talk about this?
Cone we talk about this?!    
Monoprint, Chine Colle'    
  Moosh, Again & Again

Nasty Women Memphis Art Exhibition
Feb 10-19, 2017, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Benefitted Planned Parenthood of Memphis

Nasty Women Memphis: Still Here. Still Fighting.
Oct 19-28, 2018, South Main Artspace, Memphis, TN
Benefitted Planned Parenthood of Memphis

With Danielle, I also co-curated the Vital Ingredients Art Exhibit, from July 14-18, 2017, at Marshall Arts Gallery in Memphis, that benefitted Dorothy Day House.

If you are looking for my frankenlamps, please visit: www.frankenlamps.com.

Jaded Artist Internet & Print Media:
If you are looking for my web design/development & print media services, please visit: www.JadedArtist.com.

Sadie's Old House:
If you are looking for the blog on our house in Coldwater, please visit: www.SadiesOldHouse.com.

Genealogy Research:
If you are family, looking for my genealogy research, please visit welch.chelleellis.com.

     Moosh, Again & Again
     Monoprint & Linocut
Moosh Print in Green
     Moosh Print in Chartreuse
Moosh Print in Grey
     Moosh Print in Grey

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