This painting is framed gouache on paper. The 4.25” x 5.5” artwork is matted and fitted into a wooden frame bringing the overall dimensions to 11" x 9". The framed piece is ready to hang.
Ellen Surrey makes her colorful illustrations out of sunny Los Angeles. Blending her love of mid-century design and vintage children’s books, Ellen enjoys finding beauty in the past and sharing it with a contemporary audience. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Los Angeles Times. You can view more of her work by visiting ellensurrey.com
"Noir and mystery films of the 1940s are among my favorite films to search for. Compositions filled with shadows and clever framing to propel a story of twists and turns. They’re both exciting and a little dangerous. In this collection of work I’ve chosen to pay homage to these films, aiming to capture the essence of what makes them so compelling." -ES