The High Line Park in Manhattan on a beautiful June day inspired this piece. The juxtaposition of the gritty Meat Market district below and the serene nature above offers a fascinating contrast; to be above the city walking in nature while still in the heart of NYC is thrilling! 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas. The work comes wired to hang and the sides are finished in a light lemon yellow tonal wash. 

- Ellen Bradshaw

Little West 12th and Washington St

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



Ellen Bradshaw
New York, New York

Getting to Know Ellen

Ellen Bradshaw paints the city of New York in oils. Inspired by the Ashcan painters of the early 20th century, she is drawn to the common everydayness of life in the city, and perhaps what is hidden just beneath the surface of the ordinary. With an eye for the spontaneous, she always carries a camera just in case she sees something she will use one day in her paintings. Preferring to work in a series, Ellen recently completed a collection of oil paintings from the High Line, dedicated to her now-deceased friend Ethel Schlesinger, who urged her to visit. The series depicts a walk along the abandoned-rail yard-turned-park both in summer and winter, along with a unique vantage point of the city streets below. Fun fact: Ellen is the president of Pleiades Gallery, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea.