Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
You can imagine Eileen Leahy’s surprise when she was visiting family in Boston and looking through magazines for current exhibits to visit. In the latest issue of The Improper Bostonian magazine she came across a photo of a drawing that was in a very familiar style. It looked so much like Ellen’s work! Carbon pencil, animals, whimsical. When Eileen read the caption she found out that yes, indeed, it was Ellen’s work!
This wonderful drawing shows a chick pulling a possum and a rat pulling a weasel and a rooster overseeing it all (hey, I’m just describing what I see, not interpreting it.) It is in a show near Boston—at the Nave Museum Annex in Somerville.
The exhibit, “Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Reimagined,” is right up Ellen’s alley. As noted in a recent profile of Ellen in DC’s Hill Rag (which you can read about in this very blog!), Ellen’s work is “mystical and magical, with a story within a story within a story.”
So, Eileen had her “aha” moment, and then she showed Ellen the magazine, and Ellen had her “aha” moment. Ellen had no idea that her piece (from an exhibit of more than 45 artists) had been featured in the magazine article.
We are all so proud of Ellen. I’m going to have to hound her now to find out where else her work is being exhibited, so I can tell all of you!
So proud of you, Ellen. We are privileged to have you as our leader.