The Galleryat Harbor Shores
Enjoy the art at the Gallery
The Gallery at Harbor Shores features a rotation of select Michigan Artists. Located on the mezzanine level of the resort, as well as select public spaces throughout The Inn. The Gallery is a thoughtful curation dedicated not only to supporting local artist but to enhancing your overall experience at The Inn.
Art has been a large focus at The Inn from the very beginning. In addition to ditching the standard hotel prints and supporting the regional art community, we have also incorporated some of the local history of this area.
Ellen Sherman: Thoughts on Water
In my work I seek to examine moments found in nature; the patterns on the water, movements of stars, shadows cast in mountain fog, and distill these into and color and form on canvas.
Not unlike looking at clouds, everyone sees something different, each of us bringing our own memories, spirit and understandings to the paintings.
My process is intuitive and gestural; a balance between planned and unplanned elements, highlighting and exploring the tension in-between.
About the Artist
Ellen Sherman is an abstract artist working in Ann Arbor, MI. Ellen began her artistic career as a digital painter and designer for a mobile gaming studio she helped co-found in 2009. In 2011 she left the position of Art Director behind and dedicated herself to a full time pursuit of exploring the natural world through paint.
Ellen’s process is water-based and intuitive, and was largely developed during her 10 years living in Miami, Florida. There she kindled her love of water and a deep fascination and respect for it’s movement and moods. This is explored in her sketched and paintings, where she relies on water as the vehicle for the pigment.