Meet Ellen Farley
from St. Mary Parish School Westfield, Massachusetts
Ellen Sullivan Farley has been an artist for over 30 years. She has been teaching art since 1984, when she opened her first studio art school in the Boston area. Prior to that time, she worked as a graphic artist and illustrator since graduating from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT as a Fine Arts Major.
Ms. Farley created commercial work for companies such as Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Mirage Studios, Image Comics, Kevin Eastman Studios, Easton Press Limited Edition books, Reader's Digest and the U.S. Army Intelligence School (her first job as a Visual Information Specialist designing and illustrating army manuals for use in the intelligence field).
Since teaching at St. Mary High School, her objective is to bring a true art experience to the students through teaching academic style art infused with the freedom to explore their new found talents. She advocates for art education in schools. A serious art program enhances the student's overall performance in all their subjects due to their improved abilities with creative problem solving skills and tolerance to the task. Students gain confidence and self-esteem when they participate in a good art program which, in turn, benefits the entire school.
Personal Art Gallery