Ellen Tanner earned a BFA in Graphic Design at the University of North Texas in 1998 and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer at Fossil Watch Company for 5 years. In 2003 she moved to Austin and earned a degree in Art Education from UT . It was during a mandatory studio art class that she fell in love with oil painting.  Attracted to the fine detail and luminous colors of the Flemish masters, she has studied their techniques and processes and has cobbled together a personal approach to painting with very thin glazes of color over a reddish-gray grisaille. Ellen is represented at Moody Gallery in Houston Texas.