Ellen McCormick Martens has been drawing and painting for over 40 years. After attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, she lived and worked in New York City, Houston, Texas, and now resides near Buffalo, New York.
Ellen has exhibited widely in the United States. One of Ellen's paintings appears in The Best of Acrylic Painting,. She has received several awards for excellence in painting, has had a painting purchased by a museum for their permanent collection, and has several paintings in corporate collections, as well as in many private collections in the USA and abroad.