Ellie Ali

Ellie Ali

Born in New York City in 1947, Ellie Ali was strongly influenced by the fearless writers, musicians and painters of the Fifties including John Coltrane, Joan Miro, and Miles Davis.

“I believe man has always made beautiful things with his hands… because it uses aspects of the mind and soul that are part of a continuum from the ancients into the infinite future. I hope to continue on that path because it gives me pleasure and because I know that I am part of the optimism of humanity.”

Ali paints exclusively on the finest papers from all over the world, calling it her “co-Conspirator.” She layers acrylics, Chinese ink, oil stick and wax. At times she washes the painting under running water and dries it before working back into it. This method gives Ali’s paintings the rich textures and marks that flow like the music which inspires her.

A note: Ellie does not title her pieces. These pieces are titled by the gallery in the interest of ease of identifying the work for our website clients.

Selected Works

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Confidants

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 11 5/8 x 19 1/8" Framed size
$875.- (EA110)

As I Grew Older

Acrylic & Oil Pastels on Archival Paper
size: 24 1/8 X 33 7/8" Framed size
$3,000.- (EA120)

Nude in Color

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 8 X 16"
$650.- (EA101)

Thoughtful Nude

Acrylic Paint,Chinese Ink, on Rice Paper
size: 28 9/16 x 39 1/2"- Framed Size
$2,850.- (EA117)

Dogan Ritual

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastels, and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 21 1/2" x 16 3/4"- Framed Size
$1,100.- (EA99)

Moondance

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 20 1/2" x 23 3/8"- Framed Size
$1,225.- (EA105)

Blue Idol

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 10 7/8 X 19" Framed Size
$675.- (EA112)

Almost Interrupted

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 11 5/8 X 14 1/2"
$900.- (EA97)

After Midnight

India Ink on Handmade Paper
size: 14 7/8 x 18"- Framed Size
$1,150.- (EA108)

Feeling Softly

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 14 X 24"
$1,200.- (EA118)

Considering

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 9" x 11 5/8"
$500.- (EA86)

Dream

Acrylic and Tempra ink on Archival paper
size: 8 1/4" x 12 1/16"- Framed Size
$600.- (EA50)

Looking Out

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 12 X 16 1/4"
$600.- (EA98)

Standing Tall

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 11 X 19 5/8"
$1,000.- (EA96)

Him

Tempera Paint on Handmade Paper
size: 20 3/4 x22 1/2" Framed Size
$925.- (EA82)

Dawn's Pulse

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 23 x 30 1/4"- Framed Size
$1,700.- (EA94)

Golden Queen

Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 12 1/4 X 16 3/4"
$1,000.- (EA109)

Whisper

Acrylic Paint and Mixed Media on textured Archival Paper
size: 11 1/4" x 13 5/8"- Framed Size
$1,400.- (EA46)

In Shadow

Acrylic Paint and Chinese Ink on Archival Paper
size: 8 3/16 X 8 3/8"
$500.- (EA87)