Portrait: Terry L Ellis

I feel so fortunate to have discovered this medium. I am a graphic designer and web designer so photography is a natural progression for me. I am used to hiring photographers, but I always secretly thought I could do this, too. It is a very exciting and fulfilling experience creating a visually stimulating composition. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Digital SLRs, Canon G9, Canon SD550. I also have a film Nikon N70.

I paint and draw, but photography is wonderfully instantaneous and satisfying. I want to continually improve my skills and make beautiful images.

I am married with three wonderful grandsons and a very supportive husband (assistant). LOL!

Selected as the first female Artist In Residence for the Mojave National Preserve, photographer Terry L. Ells brings us Face to Face with the Mojave Belly Flowers— those tiny blossoms that carpet much of the desert during the wet spring months.

Photos were taken in the Cinder Cone area of the Mojave National Preserve in spring 2010. Exhibit dates are October 2, 2010 through January 3, 2011.

The show is located at the Desert Light Gallery in the historic Kelso Depot Visitor Center. The visitor center is located at the junction of Kelbaker and Kelso Cima Roads, Kelso, CA 92309.

Work In Progress
My Eyes— “My Eyes” is a very personal series. A work in progress, this ongoing project is all about giving voice to the inanimate. Using my own emotional experience, I explore the animate within the inanimate.

Graphic Color— “Graphic Color” explores simple, everyday objects that are bold in color and shape. Whatever grabs my attention, speaks to me, asking me to create a visual that will demand an audience.