Bender Eleanor B

Ellie Bender a native of Meriden, Connecticut was professionally trained at he art School of Fashion in Hartford, CT and Studied oil and watercolor painting at the Haartford Art School. She Studied Pastels with Claudia Post, Alan Flattmann and Elizabeth Mowry. People are the essential element in her work as she creates settings to develop and enhance each subject.

“Contemporary Realism” seems to best describe her style of painting which entails applying pastel in a layered technique creating intense color and strong contrasts while reflecting her love of fabrics and texture. She has won many awards both national and regional; conducted workshops and demonstrations, taught classes for children and adults; and is a member of many art organizations. She has exhibited in galleries in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

Commissioned portraits are her specialty, photographing her subjects in an appropriate setting, developing an excellent likeness while bringing a painting to a professional finish.

Ellie’s portfolio also includes landscapes, animals and still life.

Artist’s Awards
Meriden Arts and Crafts
Connecticut Pastel society
Cheshire Art League
Mt. Carmel Art Association
Clinton Art Society
Madison Art society
The American
Artists Professional League
Salmagundi club, New York city
Kent Art Association
Classic arts of Milford
Scan of Newtown
Art Guild of Middletown
Southington Art League
Watertown Art League
Academic Artist

Please contact Ellie Bender (203) 237-5224 if you would like more information about any of the works depicted in her website gallery, or if you are interested in commissioning a painting.

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