Ellie has been exploring connections between creativity, spirituality, healing and the personal self for over 30 years. She believes that it is important to go within to tap into true self-expression. Ellie is a practicing artist who enjoys deepening her spiritual awareness through many mediums. Healing exists through creating. Mostly Ellie has learned by doing. "I paint what I like." She began life in the Midwest where winters are c-c-cold and summers are alive. She had ideas of moving and finding out about other cultures and places and people. So she drove an old station-wagon across country and started exploring.