Ethel is a native New Yorker who was seduced by San Francisco and moved west several years ago. Reflected in her work is an interest in the urban landscape and abstract themes. The light and fog in San Francisco have been profound influences on her work.
Inspiration is everywhere. She creates abstract compositions by focusing on color, texture, shadow and light. Ethel agrees with Paul Strand who said “An artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” It is not necessary to travel far to find interesting subjects. She looks for the beauty that surrounds us in everyday places and objects.
Her work has been auctioned for the benefit of several non-profit organizations including the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, Artspan and North Beach Citizens. Her work has been exhibited in New York and San Francisco and can be found in private collections across the country.