|Pat Axani Ellson has studied china painting
for over twenty years in Canada and the United States. Her teachers
have been a large variety of master china painters, demonstrating
scores of techniques and applications. Following a move to New Jersey
12 years ago, she has applied her knowledge and love of the beauty
of nature to grow and paint the many flowers in her own small garden.
Her art education began in Montreal, Canada where she studied at
the Museum of Fine Arts and Concordia University. She later owned
and operated a ceramics studio, and a porcelain doll-making studio
and Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In Texas and Arizona, she branched
into sculpting and china painting, sometimes combining the two.
She was in demand as a demonstrator and teacher in Arizona, later
specializing in the painting of desert scenery and cactus. At the
same time, she assisted in a Forensic sculpting that was later instrumental
in solving a 6 year old murder case. Later she worked with the police
in the formation of the Association of Forensic Artists.
Over the last few years, Pat has taught china painting at Brookdale
College, Sickles Nursury and given demonstrations throughout New
Jersey as well as in her own studio. She is currently available
for demonstrations and seminars. Each month, two or three new pieces
are created to provide samples and inspiration to her many students,
both beginners and advanced. Two of these pieces have been featured
in teaching articles and one graced the front cover of the international
"Porcelain Artists" magazine. To get an overview of Pat's work,
follow the Index or click on any of the highlighted words to view
many of her paintings and photos.
Pat's style of teaching is largely naturalistic, emphasizing floral
as her subjects. In addition to China Painting, Pat also is a beader
and jeweler, creating one of a kind necklaces, earrings and pins.
Visit her website: http://www.ellson.com/flowers.htm