Ellen Gavin  a fine artist working primarily in oils. Painting either on location “Plein Air” …or in her studio in Millville, New Jersey. She produces only originals. Each unique painting beginning with a personal vision. Ellen’s style is painterly. Realism with emotional brushwork. Either nature’s moods, or human interest, inspiration is everywhere, waiting to be captured.

Area of Specialty____________________________________________________________________________________________
Though always working in oils, her subject interests are broad. Gavin is becoming nationally recognized as an equestrian painter. Her paintings often include figures, and she enjoys the observation of peoples’ idiosyncrasies.On location, she paints Plein Air landscapes and cityscapes, whenever possible. Finally, her “Small Idea” paintings have allowed success in the realm of miniatures, although still executed in somewhat loose painterly style.  

Price Range___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Small original oils start at $95…Commissions begin at $600. Most paintings range $300 to $3,000. All of my inventory cannot be posted on-line. If you have seen a painting previously, it may still be available. Also the very popular 4x6 paintings are almost never on- line. Please call or email I would be happy to send you images of currenly available ones. 

Teaching & Demos See “Schedule” for current details. I also teach by appointment - private or groups 

Selected Awards _____________________________________________________________________________________________

COHANSEY PLEIN AIR  Bridgeton NJ 2018, 4 Color Winter Plein Air, 1st Place

BRANDYWINE PLEIN AIR Winterthur DE 2015 & 2016  Artist Choice Award 2015 & 2016, 2 Merit Awards 2015 & Third Place Oils 2015

CHESTNUT HILL Fall for the Arts 2016, 2015, 2010, 2007 1st Place Oil Painter 2016, 2015 & 2010  Best in Show 07

EASELS in FREDERICK Frederick MD 2014 Best Painting of County Landscape

Mt LEBANON PLEIN AIR  Pittsburgh PA 2014 & 2012 Grand Prize AwardPAINT ANNAPOLIS  2011 Quick Draw People Choice Award

CALLAWAY GARDEN Plein Air 2011Quick Draw Honorable Mention  

MEDIA FINE ART 2011 Best in Show

NOYES MUSEUM Plein Air 2011, 2010 Best in Show - 1st Place 

PLEIN AIR EASTON 2010 Vasari Classic Artist Oil Color Award

WAYNE PLEIN AIR 2010Honorable Mention 


PAINT ANNAPOLIS 2007 City of Annapolis 300th Anniversary Award

WASHINGTON Miniatures 2007 Strathmore, Bethesda MD - 3nd Place in Oils & 05, 2nd place in Oils

AMERICAN Academy Equine Art 06 Museum Directors Award 05, 03 Sporting Art Award

SALMAGUNDI CLUB NY 2005 Grand Nat ExhibitRaymond Chow Memorial Award 

WINGS & WATER Festival 2005 Stone Harbor NJ- 1st Plein Air Painting

NIPPER’ 2005 public art ‘Leader of the Pack’ Moorestown NJ

PAPER MILL International Miniatures 2005 2nd in Oils, 03, 04 Award of Excellence

GALLERY ‘50’ 2004 ‘The Environment’- 1st Place Oil Painting

NOYES Museum 2003 Oceanville, NJ Open NJ Artist Show

OCEAN CITY Art Center 2002/2001 Purchase Award, Theme Award & Award of Excellence

MARITIME GALLERY 2002 Mystic, CT International Juried Show

CAMBRIDGE Art Assoc 2002 juror Lisa Dennison Chief Curator Guggenheim

STAMPFORD Art Assoc 2002 Faber Birren, juror Yvette-Lee Asst Curator Whitney

I received my BFA Cum Laude from Tyler School of Art, I have also studied at Art Student League NY, Scottsdale Artists School, American Museum of Natural History NY, and Philadelphia Museum of Art and still take classes and workshops when I can