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Ella Fournier was born in Canada and has been
living in the United States since 1997. Ella had always enjoyed
sketching as a child, but it wasn’t until three years ago that she
began studying with Marcel Franquelin, first taking classes in drawing,
then proceeding to oil painting the following year.
With her hobby turning into a full-fledged
passion, she managed to produce over thirty drawings, primarily
portraits, and five oil paintings in a two year period. These
were displayed in her first exhibition, “Many Women, Many Cultures,” at
Marcel’s Art Studio in Milltown, New Jersey in May, 2004.
Portrayed in this exhibition were women of accomplishment in art and
literature, and women of indigenous and foreign cultures.
In June 2004 Ella was accepted to
participate in the juried competition at the Visual Arts
Celebration in East Bruswick N.J., winning a Blue Ribbon award for
Excellence for her oil painting Mi inProfile.” Also, in September 2004
she exhibited her portraits at the Montclair Open Artist Studio Tour.
Ella relocated to Maryland in
December 2004, and early in 2005 began studying traditional master
techniques in still life oil painting with Baltimore artist Scott
Royston. Some of her work is currently on display in Baltimore