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Ellis to demonstrate art of abstract backgrounds

This Thursday, Chattanooga’s Angie Ellis will be the guest artist at the Lawton Fort Sill Art Council’s monthly meeting. Ellis, who designed the t-shirt for last year’s Arts for All, will be providing a free demonstration after the meeting.

This will mark the first time she has taught a demo for the council.

“I teach classes at my studio, so I have some experience with both children and adults,” Ellis said.

Lately, Ellis has been working closely with mixed media on abstract backgrounds. For her demonstration, she is prepping some pieces and will have participants apply some texture to them, allowing them to experience the way her work is typically put together.

“I will be showing them how I start and finish my abstract backgrounds step by step, layer by layer,” Ellis said.

Ellis was raised on a farm in Chattanooga where she helped with the livestock. She spent her days alongside her mother, who was always painting furniture, crafting or performing needlepoint. Ellis credits her mother for encouraging her creativity. Her father taught her how to work and raise the animals.

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