Ellen Langford

Ellen Langford

Ellen Langford is a painter whose body of work is inspired by landscapes, chance meetings, and the South’s mighty cross-currents. Ellen notices and captures the relationships between the land and its inhabitants – a child with his dog, a clothesline in the breeze, a figure with the landscape. We don’t only see them in her paintings, we feel that joyful connection.

Langford worked for years as a paramedic in central Mississippi. She became heavily influenced by the often tender narratives of her patients’ stories, as well as the quiet rituals that they incorporate into their lives. As the parent of a young boy herself, and owner of chickens and dogs, Ellen often incorporates children and animals into her compositions as she finds sweetness and vulnerability in their movements, as well as joy and adventure.

Native to Mississippi, Ellen has pursued academic studies in her craft in New York, San Francisco, DC, & Italy, among other places. However, her work took on its recognizable narrative quality when she returned home to the Deep South.

Langford’s painting process involves layers of paint, often sanded away and then glazed over, searching for shape and pattern, color, and texture, to build the story worlds her figures inhabit.

Selected Works

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What We Could Be

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 17 X 13 1/2" - Framed Size
$425.- (LAN296)

You Hold the Sun

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 20 X 20"
$1,100.- (LAN317)

Do You Remember

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 7 1/8 X 10 1/4"
$300.- (LAN290)

Late Morning Toe Study

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 12"
$500.- (LAN277)

Companion

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 23 3/8 X 31"- Framed Size
$1,425.- (LAN285)

Hillside Tumble & a Good Dog

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 12"
$500.- (LAN278)

Taking Care

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 16 X 20"
$900.- (LAN279)

And Also with You

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6 X 6"
$300.- (LAN326)

Toasting You

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 7 1/8 X 10 1/4"
$300.- (LAN308)

In Just this Way

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6 X 6"
$300.- (LAN327)

Holding the Balance

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6 X 6"
$300.- (LAN328)

There's Always the One

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6 X 6"
$300.- (LAN329)

Three Chickens

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 10 1/2 X 13 7/8" - Framed Size
$465.- (LAN207)

Springtime Turnings

Acrylic Paint on Paper
size: 10 1/4 X 7 1/8"
$300.- (LAN293)

About to

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 24"
$975.- (LAN268)

Patience in the Sunshine

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6 X 6"
$300.- (LAN323)

Ellen Langford visits American Folk!