Looking down from the High Line Park in Manhattan to the grit of the old Meat Market district, now home to trendy boutiques. This piece captures the old against the new that New York City does so well! An almost Hopper-esque scene of industrial grit on a bright summer June day, with high contrast of light and shadow and fascinating perspective was very inspiring. 

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

- Ellen Bradshaw

Little West 12th and Washington St II

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.