Ellen Lorne


Ellen was born in Vermillion, Alberta.
Her family moved to the Shepard area when she was very young
and then into Calgary when she started school.


After attending Western Canada High, Ellen attended
Calgary Business College. After marrying and having
three children, she managed to attend
the College of Art for 3 years in the evenings.
When her children were all in school
she joined the workforce and went on
to become a Legal Assistant (real estate)
for Lorne W. Scott, Q. C.
for whom she worked for 25 years.


She did not paint again until she retired in 1999.
Since retiring she has studied with many
well known local and national artists.
Ellen paints mostly from her own photographs
of horses and cattle but also loves to paint
old Calgary street scenes.

Wagon Team
  Stampede Parade

She has exhibited and sold paintings at juried shows,
such as the Western Art Show, Calgary Stampede;
Alberta Community Art Clubs Assoc;
Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary
and the Leighton Art Centre
as well as many private shows.
Ellen was honored to have 2 paintings
of the 1912 Calgary Stampede Parade
juried into the 100 year section
of the Western Art Show in 2012.


She is a member of the Calgary Artists Society,
Leighton Art Centre,
Federation of Canadian Artists
and the Chestermere Fine Art Guild,
of which she is a founding member.
Ellen says she plans on painting
as long as she can hold a paint brush.


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