Up on a rooftop bar at Fifth Ave on a cloudy, misty day, this breathtaking view caught my eye. I climbed up on the table to get a better vantage point! I just love the different perspective of New York City streets and buildings and water towers through the mist and gloom!

The edges of this gallery wrapped painting are finished in a light tonal grey wash and it wired to hang.

- Ellen Bradshaw

Rooftop View with Empire State Building

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x .75" d
4 lbs. 0 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.