Meet Our Artisans

Ellen Elmes

As a muralist and watercolor painter, I am inspired and informed in my work by the beauty, cultural heritage, and spirit of these ancient Appalachian Mountains where I live. My local murals can be viewed in southwest Virginia in Richlands, Clintwood, Tazewell, and Southwest Virginia Community College, as well as several in Kingsport, TN. My watercolors celebrate the rhythms of family, nature, and cycles of life. A series of eight acrylics entitled "Tribute to the Stanley Brothers" is permanently on display in the Community Center adjoining the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, VA.