Please check out my studio News page for info about two special events
This spring, in response to Covid-19 regulations, we moved many of my gallery's artistic offerings to an "al fresco" exhibit in the large finished garage attached to it. This accomplished our goal: to be open while helping our clients - and us - feel safe in this unusual time.
With the large garage door and three windows open and fresh air circulating freely, it is like being in the open but with protection overhead for the art. Everyone has been compliant with our requirements for face masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing and I thank you!
We've had a lot of enthusiastic comments. The most heartwarming came from a mother of an at-risk young girl. The mother came in one day, looked around, said she'd be back. The next day she brought her daughter and enjoyed themselves looking at my paintings, prints and handmade gifts and finding things to take home that would remind them of their vacation.
"I came in yesterday to check out whether it would be safe for my daughter, and i feel completely safe here. I'm so glad I brought her to your studio!"
A few more comments: "With the masks and sanitizer and all the windows and doors open, we feel safer than in enclosed spaces."
"There is so much space and fresh air that it feels like outside. We had a lot of fun looking around and found some great gifts for friends. Ellen's work is so beautiful!"
"I was looking for a piece of art for my new home and a friend recommended Ellen. I'm so glad I found you, and this garage idea is great! I feel safe."
All original oil and pastel paintings are inside the gallery, but we're happy to bring them out - or show you through the studio inside by pre-arranged appointment following strict CDC guidelines for your safety and ours.
For those not comfortable being near anyone, we will also continue to offer contactless curbside pickup indefinitely.
Shipping is always available. Should you wish to see specific prints in person without going indoors, we will be happy to show them to you outside, socially distanced so you feel completely at ease.
Please stay safe and be well. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Ellen
A little about the artist who started this gallery 21 years ago "on a wing and a prayer."
Delaware painter Ellen Rice is acknowledged widely as one of the Mid-Atlantic Coast's most collected artists.
Working from her home on the edge of an ecological preserve a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and her new public studio, gallery & learning center nearby, her paintings and prints reflect a great love of the natural beauty around her, her appreciation of the good that exists everywhere, and her constant quest to understand and share the meaning of this journey we call life.
From her nationally bestselling Treasure Beaches of the Mid-Atlantic map and luminescent seascapes and landscapes to her touching human and animal portraiture and inspirational Strength of Woman series, her work is found in private, corporate, educational and government collections in 14 countries on 4 continents.
These pages provide a way to begin exploration and collecting. The paintings and their reproductions are always better seen in person. You are invited to visit her studio on the Cedar Neck Peninsula of Ocean View, Delaware, to meet the artist and further your exploration of her work. Also feel free to message her through her Contact page. The studio is open all year. See hours at the bottom of this page.
One of '10 Must-See Art Galleries and Museums in Delaware'. ~ The Culture Trip. One of Delaware's most collectible artists. ~ Delaware Beach Life Magazine. PNC Bank Artist of the Year- PNC Financial Group Best Artist Delaware- Coastal Style Magazine
Below is a slideshow of a few of Ellen Rice's paintings of the Delaware coast and beyond and a glimpse of the handmade creations of the fine American artisans you'll also find in her studio.
30370 Cedar Neck Road Ocean View, DE 19970 Directions Hours this week: Mon, Thurs, Fri., Sat., Sun 11-4, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
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