Dana Ellyn is a Washington, DC resident and full-time painter who lives and paints in her downtown studio. Ellyn committed herself to 'full-time artist' status in 2002 when she decided to leave her corporate job and pursue painting. Ellyn's paintings have stories to tell, opinions to profess - all with the goal of starting a dialogue.
Ellyn's paintings have stories to tell, opinions to profess - all with the goal of starting a dialogue. She constantly questions established norms, thoughtfully. Careful research and quiet planning are the hallmarks of her art.
Ellyn's style sits on the fence between social realism and expressionism. After spending her childhood and college years honing her skills and striving to be technically correct, she later tasked herself with unlearning those restrictive habits. She was a shy and quiet child who eventually found her voice and now, she is making up for lost time.