Last night marked the long awaited launch of Ellie's website. She has worked on it for quite some time, in collaboration with her site designer, the artist Dean Andrews and the photographer, Jeri Koegel. Between them, they have done an excellent job, I think, and Ellie is rightfully proud of the result.
Ellie's name has come up often in The Buddha Diaries, of course. In case anyone might have missed it, I am married to her. We have been together, in fact, for nearly forty years! But I have not mentioned her work before, so now might be a good time. After many years working on the facilitation of art sales, first as a gallery dealer and later as a consultant to private and corporate collections, she wearied of the money-driven aspect of the art world and decided to return to what she originally set out to do: to work with artists. And since the early 1990s, she has worked hard to develop a wonderful niche profession as an artist's adviser.
She stresses that she is not a representative, manager, or agent; she guides artists in the development of their careers and their studio work. Her goal is to help them become, as she often says, "their own best agent." Clearly, she is very good at what she does, since many artists keep returning to her office. You have only to look at their testimonials to get a sense of just how helpful she can be, and in so many different ways. It's highly individual work--except, of course, in the groups, which she and I co-facilitate each month.
I don't usually do promotions here in The Buddha Diaries, but I'm going to make an exception here: if you know of artists who might want to be aware of Ellie's work (even those in remote locations: she works well on the telephone,) please pass on the link. I think you'll be doing them a favor.