2015 Mix Media Water Color by Ellie Paisley
2014 Mixed Media Water Color Painting by Ellie Paisley
"Dream House" is an acrylic of canvas live painting done by Ellie Paisley in the summer of 2014. The painting was inspired by the song "Live Inside A Dream" by Wildlight - to listen click the video attachment on the bottom left under the image of the painting.
The painting illustrates our ability to manifest our own destiny. Somewhere deep within the caverns of our minds we all dream of the magical possibilities life has to offer, however it is up to us to construct. This piece functions as the artists foundation to fufill all of her wildest dreams - a power that exists inside us all.
The piece began at Luna Light Music Festival in Barto, PA and was finished during F.A.R.M. (Future of Artistic and Revolutionary Minds) Music Festival in New Jersey on stage with Random Rab and Papadosio. The piece is fully black light responsive and includes an large beautiful Ethiopian Opal stone at the peak of the roof.
Signals from Gaia is an acrylic of canvas painting done by Ellie Paisley in the summer of 2014. The painting was inspired by the song "Signals from Bob" by Ott - to listen click the video attachment on the bottom left under the image of the painting.
The painting illustrates the link between female intuition and the unseen world around us. We perceive life with the 5 senses we were born with, but who's to say there is not more to reality beyond what these 5 senses allow us to experience. Signals seeks to display the unconscious connection we have to this unseen and largely unexplored universe.
Although we are born into a shell bound by physical limitations, it is our personal responsibility to evolve spirtually beyond it.
Merlin Ambrosius & The Black Book of Carmarthen is a 2013 watercolor painting done by Ellie Paisley inspired by the tales of Black Book and the legacy of Merlin. This painted was dirived from a photograph taken by the artist at a costume shop in Philadelphia. In her artwork, Ellie often makes a digital rendering (photograph seen below image of painting) of the idea she has envisioned and then translates the image through paint. In this process she has found the most seamless transition from mind to matter.
The Black Book of Carmarthen (Welsh: Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin) is thought to be the earliest surviving manuscript written solely in Welsh. Written before 1250, it is the work of a single scribe writing at different periods of his life. The book's name comes from its association with the Priory of St. John the Evangelist and Teulyddog at Carmarthen, and is referred to as black due to the colour of its binding. The book contains a collection of 9th - 12th century poetry falling into various categories: religious and secular subjects and odes of praise and mourning. Of greater interest are the poems which draw on traditions relating to the Welsh heroes associated with the legend of Arthur and Myrddin, also known as Merlin, thus predating the descriptions of Merlin by Geoffrey of Monmouth. In essence, The Black Book or Carmarthen is the first text that establishes the existence of the world most famous sorcerer.
The Infrasound 2014 poster is a mixed media watercolor on parchment paper. This poster was made for Infrasound music festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The festival, which was held on breath taking land also known as the "Sexual Freedom Theme Park" is owned by a nudist biker club (yes you read that right) and the festival itself featured several electronic musicians and DJ's.
Ellie was lucky enough to meet several of the headlining acts and got her original painting signed by Dave TIPPER (on the breasts "for nourishment"), Lucent Dosier Experience, Mr. Bill, and Ganja White Night.
Special thanks to everyone who made this festival so incredible.
Scarlet Bewitching is a mixed media watercolor painting done by Ellie Paisley in the summer of 2014. Inspired by the age old Grateful Dead song "Scarlet Begonias" (to listen to the song, click the video link below the painting) - Bewitching features the profile of the beautiful model and photographer Becca Martin - the artist's literal girl next door.
The song scarlet begonia tells the story of a witchy woman who lives like a gypsy traveling from show to show and earning her living by enchanting and seducing unsuspecting men. More so the song is about personal revolution, and how the strength of your will power molds you as a person, and how in our moments of weakness we leave ourselves vulnerable.
Scarlet Bewitching shows the power and complexity of female energy, and how strength, more than often than not has very little to do with muscle.
Bertha Bug Crashes is a 2012 acrylic on canvas painting inspired by the song "Dark Star" by the Grateful Dead. This painting tells the story of a Volkswagen bug on a road trip through the psychedelic abyss, when suddenly things go a rye and the car runs way off course. The painting illustrates the thin veil between life and death and the journey we all must take down our on road.
To view the inspiration for this painting click the video links located under the painting:
This watercolor print was done for F.A.R.M Music Festival 2014 in Vernon, NJ. Ellie acted as Art Director for this festival and created this official print for the event. F.A.R.M. Fest featured 15 incredible live painters including artist from Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) and other local artists from Philadelphia and New York who all participated in the Ethereal Imaginarium Art Gallery.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the incredible meeting of creative minds it was a celebration that will be remember fondly by so many for years to come.
This mixed media watercolor print was made for the Widespread Panic with Galactic show at the Mann Center in Philly in June of 2014. The print depicts the infamous "Scarlet Begonia" with rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes showing us the way to the show through her crystal ball that signals us toward Philadelphia.
Years ago, an artist was gifted a vision of 3 indigo men who lives and form were lit by a single flame. This was one of the most vivid visions the artist had ever had so they quickly sketched what they had seen. After much research into similar imagery, the artist found that the vision was of the "Tumurti" (in english: the three forms" a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer and Shiva the transformer or destroyer. The artist in the story is myself of course, and this print is an tangible interpretation of the vision I was gifted of the Hindu Triad.