I feel very fortunate to be an artist. This journey has simply been about appreciation. To breathe in the world every day, every second, and realize that I am evolving constantly. My job is to capture the spirit of the subject and to create something which endures longer than life itself.

My wish is that the viewer will experience the fourth dimension of my work, which is a feeling.

- Ellen Friel

watercolor and oils artist




















featured news:

Art Maui has produced an article in 0n Maui magazine on the Schaeffer International Gallery's 40th Annual Juried Exhibit. The Schaeffer is the largest and most supported gallery on Maui, located on the campus of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Ellen's piece "Another Rough Day at the Office" was one of only 99 works accepted to the exhibit from the group of 500 submissions.

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Another Rough Day at the 0ffice

Low Fire Clay Story Tower

23" x 7"