Marcy Ellis holds a BFA in arts education and studio art from the University of Arizona. She is an elementary art teacher, watercolor painter, collector and mixed media maker.
Observations of human characteristics versus the natural world encompass my current body of work. Through the examination of flawed humanistic traits, I realized the vast differences between the two worlds I grew up in: a childhood split between rural agriculture and a suburban planned community set in the open desert. I was immersed in the beauty and simplicity of nature at a young age, which has allowed me to creatively reflect on human life. Plants grow in cycles, untouched by human hands; they have the opportunity to be immaculate. The distorted perception of perfection that humans often dwell upon can stand in the way of nature’s true intent.