Ellen Corddry is a graduate of MICA and has studied at St. Mary's College and Salisbury State College.
Ellen works primarily in watercolors and woodcuts. Often, she combines the two media, juxtaposing the heavy, black lines of the woodcut with the translucence of watercolor. She likes the flexibility and immediacy of watercolor which can be mixed with collage, pastels, and crayons for added depth and texture. The wood cut allows for the pleasure of cutting into wood and the making of prints.
Her work is on display at the Artists’ Gallery in Columbia, Maryland. www.artistsgalleryec.com.
Ellen Corddry was recently featured in a POP-UP EXHIBIT on the MPT show Artworks 1/5/17. Seven images of her artwork are shown. The show can still be seen on the website www.mpt.org/programs/artworks-season5/
Ms. Corddry has exhibited extensively throughout Maryland. Her work has been featured in several shows sponsored by local galleries and the business community including; Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, Twistback Center for the Arts, Oxford Arts Alliance, Howard County Center for the Arts, The Gallery at Liriodendron, Columbia Art Center, The Salisbury Art Institute and Gallery, The Maryland Galleries, and Birds of a Feather.
The artist is the recipient of numerous awards including: The Andrus Award for best botanical illustration, Adkins Arboretum; Best Professional in Class, Towson Art Fest; First Prize Graphics, Towson Town Fair; Best in Show Award, Loyola Outdoor Invitational Art Exhibition; and Maritime Award, Fells Point Fun Festival.
Ellen has illustrated the book City On The Sand by Mary Corddry published in 1991 and the Jim Richardson Boat Building Book which was published in 1985.