Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s profile on Sharon Ellis made me smile (“Seeing the Light Within,” by Feb. 21). I too have drawn since childhood and graduated UC Irvine eight years prior. A good education, but anyone who came in making images that were recognizable or allegorical would have to have that expunged in favor of the minimal/conceptual practices of the day.
It took me eight years to run through such concept/theory practices and realize that to make this a lifelong pursuit I had to rethink what art was to me and train myself how to do it. I’ve seen one of Ellis’ paintings and she has taught herself well.