This view of the Freedom Tower and Battery Park City Financial Center is from my latest series of paintings "Circling Manhattan." I took an architectural cruise circumnavigating the entire island of Manhattan twice, and this was on a rainy, moody, windswept day. The beauty and majesty of these buildings against the stormy sky was inspiring, and I love the perspective from the water! The emotional brushwork in the sky contributes to the mood and wild beauty of the scene!

- Ellen Bradshaw

Weathering the Storm

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

28" h x 22" 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.