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‘Sunrise from the Artist’s Balcony’ NYC Art Exhibit. The stunning vista that greets the artist Ellen Bradshaw each morning from her lower Manhattan 25th floor apartment balcony is the inspiration for her latest series of oil paintings "Sunrise from the Artist’s Balcony" at Pleiades Gallery. The show runs from April 16 through May 11, 2019 and the artist reception is open to all on Saturday, April 27 from 3-6 pm.

Sunrise from the Artist's Balcony NYC Art Exhibit

April 16-May 11, 2019, 11-6 pm (gallery hours)
‘Sunrise from the Artist’s Balcony’ NYC Art Exhibit

April 27, 2019, 3-6pm – Artist’s Reception
Pleiades Gallery
530 West 25th St, Room 406
NY, NY 10001
b/w 10th and 11th Aves
www.ellenbradshaw.com

Obsession. Every morning I find myself drawn to my window on the 25th floor by a magical light show overlooking three bridges – Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg. And on out to the balcony with my camera several times, trying to capture “the moment” of the rapidly changing moments of colors and clouds.
How could the same view painted over and over hold my interest? How could I paint the masterpiece in the sky with mere oils??

The iconic bridges of New York, sometime mere silhouettes, appear like a backdrop stage set trying to command attention with the impossibly wondrous skies.

A tiny police boat keeps watch. Powerful freighters pass, toys against the heavens. Elysium. Empyrean. Eden. Utopia. Fervor. Bliss. Inferno. And a rather belated nod to the New Kid on the Block, 1 Manhattan Square, as it claims its place amongst the giants.

So many more paintings still unpainted. My tribute to NYC and the skies above her! Bradshaw’s work was influenced by the realism of the Ashcan painters, as well as the sense of color and atmosphere explored by the Impressionists. She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is the recipient of several awards. Ellen is President of Pleiades Gallery since 2000.

Prior Ellen Bradshaw Exhibits:

Circling Manhattan Art Exhibit

October 31 – November 25, 2017
Circling Manhattan Art Exhibit

November 4, 2017 – Artist’s Reception

Circling Manhattan Art Exhibit Ellen Bradshaw

A magical architectural cruise aboard the decks of the Manhattan, an elegant 1920’s-style yacht, inspired Ellen Bradshaw’s newest series of oil paintings “Circling Manhattan.” Cruising through the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers and circumnavigating the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, afforded a breathtaking perspective of the ever-changing NYC skyline and iconic sites and structures.

“I simply had to go twice – once on an idyllic early summer day in June with blue skies, sunshine and fairy-tale clouds …. on to a gloomy, moody, whipped-by-wind-and-rain October day!” Clouds and water provide a powerful backdrop for the skyline of NYC. Buildings and structures come to life in a theatrical drama of paint and brush. This intense interplay between clouds, weather, water, bridge and skyline brings a human emotional quality to the paintings through Bradshaw’s lively brushwork and moody palette.

Up on the Roof Art Exhibit

Up on the Roof Art Exhibit

April 19 to May 14, 2016

With her latest show, Ellen Bradshaw captures New York City in oils from her rooftops, balconies, and windows high above. Beginning with the stunning panorama from her own balcony on the 25th floor, Bradshaw paints lower Manhattan and her bridges through sunrise, fog, storm, and snow with lively brushwork and colors to capture the mood of weather and season. From the same balcony, Ellen paints views of the new Gehry Twisted Building, the Woolworth Building, Municipal Building, and courtyard views!

Bradshaw’s studio roof in the West Village affords views reminiscent of John Sloan’s rooftop paintings, a strong influence on Bradshaw’s work.

“Wherever I found myself this past year, inspiration struck…accidentally!!!”

Through a window view at HSS, (where her husband Joe underwent knee replacement surgery) Ellen paints Roosevelt Island on a frigid winter’s day, ice floes passing by on the East River….a waiting room in a doctor’s office reveals an unexpected view of the Freedom Tower looking up Ann St….a lawyer’s office high above Herald Square and Macy’s becomes a lively painting of Summer in the City….and Bradshaw climbs on top of forbidden benches at a rooftop bar to capture the views of the Empire State Building, water towers, and streets below on a moody gray blue day.

Bradshaw’s work was influenced by the realism of the Ashcan painters, as well as the sense of color and atmosphere explored by the Impressionists. She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is the recipient of several awards. Ellen is President of Pleiades Gallery since 2000.

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From the High Line NYC Art Exhibit

Up on the Roof Art Exhibit

A magical journey of 22 blocks captures the imagination of artist Ellen Bradshaw in her newest series of oil paintings “From the High Line” at Pleiades Gallery. The show runs from October 28 through November 22, 2014 and receptions are open to all on Thursday, October 30 from 5 – 8 PM and Saturday November 1st from 3 – 6 PM.

October 28, 2014 11:00 am –
November 22, 2014 6:00 pm
From the High Line NYC Art Exhibit
Pleiades Gallery,
530 West 25th St, room 405,
NY NY 10001

This thoroughly unexpected inspiration of wildly beautiful nature against the gritty cityscape of New York 30 feet above the city streets takes the artist from the lush colorful lively palette of an early summer’s day in June to the stark whites and browns of the first snowfall in December. From the Meatpacking District through Chelsea and on to Hells Kitchen, the compelling juxtaposition of nature, rivets and steel, and the unusual vantage point of city streets below open the eyes and the heart to a truly visionary experience of New York!

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Ode to the Brooklyn Bridge Art Exhibit

Ode to the Brooklyn Bridge Art Exhibit

In celebration of 130 years, Ellen Bradshaw paints a personal song to the Brooklyn Bridge with oils and brush.
The show runs from April 16 – May 11, 2013 at Pleiades Gallery, 530 West 25th St, 4th floor, NY, NY 10001
Receptions are Thursday April 18th from 5-8 PM and Saturday, April 20th from 3-6 PM.

Whether a sweeping sunrise from the artist’s balcony 25 flights up, or the awe inspiring walk across the span from day to night, Bradshaw’s brush work and color explore the changing faces of the bridge.

“Through dusky blue mist of soft rain…. to sun dancing across cables… into cacophony of night lights…. and the hushful dusting of a soft snow…. to capture even a glimpse of some of the glory of this most wondrous work of art designed by John Roebling…. this is my homage to the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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4 Seasons in the West Village NYC Art Gallery Show

4 Seasons in the West Village NYC Art Gallery Show

An intimate show of new oil paintings depicts the artist’s favorite streets, haunts, and corners of the West Village where Bradshaw has her studio. For the artist, the village is a refuge from the rest of the city, and her paintings reflect the quiet charm and small town feel of the neighborhood..

Artist Receptions:
Thursday, October 6, 5-8 PM
Saturday, October 8, 3-6 PM

October 4-29, 2011
Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat 11-6 PM or by appointment

Bradshaw’s favorite West 4th Street view becomes the centerpiece of the show painted in each of the four seasons with lively brushwork and the artist’s personal sense of expressive color.

From long horizontal street views to more intimate shop portraits, Ellen captures that “slice of life simple moments in time” feel of the village…. with its solitary amblers, shop owners, bench-sitters, dog walkers, delivery trucks, and bicycles propped against street signs …… those familiar figures and comforting images of daily routine.

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