Ellen Busteed painting exhibit at MLT Library

“Covert Conversations” by Ellen Busteed

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Ellen Busteed Painting Exhibit for the month of January at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

Ellen Busteed, who grew up in the San Francisco bay area, moved to Seattle 15 years ago. After a successful career as a registered nurse and part-time artist, Busteed now focuses exclusively on her career as an abstract artist.

Alive with color, line and movement, Busteed’s paintings evoke strong feelings. Her artistic joy is evident in her vivid and bold paintings. She has developed expertise in acrylic painting, collage, silk and fabric painting and jewelry making. She is a versatile artist and uses a multitude of painting techniques.

In the past 15 years, Busteed has studied with a number of accomplished abstract artists, including Robert Burridge, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Nancy Reyner, Santa Fe, N.M. and Virginia Paquette-Smith, Seattle.

Busteed has exhibited her work in Washington and Utah, including in local shows such as the Edmonds Art Festival, Kenmore Art Show and Arts of the Terrace.

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.

The show runs through Jan. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

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