Ted Ellis is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in the city of New Orleans, known for its style and artistic exuberance, has inspired Ted to capture the essence of his subjects in all the glory of its rich cultural heritage. With an extreme Ted Ellis has a true dedication to his craft and style. Which stems from a childhood that exerted an enormous influence on all his paintings. "I prefer to paint subjects that are representative of many facets of American life. Among my many favorites to paint are portraits, landscapes, and seascapes." As a self-taught artist, Ted's style is a blend of realism and impressionism. Ellis' artwork is nostalgic and uplifting. From an outdoor baptism, an afternoon tea with friends, or a lawyer arguing his case before a jury, his art celebrates the traditional values of his culture.