This piece shows one of my favorite streets in the West Village, Jane Street, blanketed with fresh snow just for the season! Cars, trees, bikes, fire escapes--all are transformed beneath the snow. And always one or two lone figures are out enjoying the beauty and quiet solitude of a New York snowfall. The fresh painterly brushstrokes add to the feeling and emotion of the scene. The sides are finished with a light tonal wash and the work is wired to hang.

- Ellen Bradshaw

Christmas Snow, Jane St

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

18" h x 24" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 10 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.