Ethel Vrana | About
Nature's hidden forms and the essential processes of life have long provided inspiration for my art. During the past few years, my focus has changed from landscape painting to abstract works using experimental techniques such as acrylic collage and layered digital images. I enjoy these new aesthetic challenges and the freedom to explore form, color, and light. I especially like using a variety of paints, inks, papers, and other materials that I have never used before. Some of my recent works are entirely non-objective, while other canvases include symbolic representations and photographic imagery. My future work will continue to explore the subtle harmonies, contrasts, and boundaries that exist between the organic elements of life and the man-made environment.

Open Studio - Visitors Welcome.
Original paintings for sale.
Framed prints on paper and canvas available at Fine Art America

Permanent certification in art education. B.S., University of Rochester,
Rochester, New YorkMajor in Fine Arts and Philosophy.
30 hours beyond B.S. at Cornell University, SUNY Cortland, and
Elmira College. Additional art courses at Rochester Institute of Technology and the Memorial Art Gallery both in Rochester, New York

Adjunct Faculty, Tompkins Cortland Community College -
Course on Color Theory: 1986-1987
Art Teacher, Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts: 1984-1985
Art Teacher, Grades 1-8, Trumansburg Central School: 1971-1979
Instructor, BOCES adult art classes: 1969-1970

"The Chevreul Color System" COLOR: RESEARCH and APPLICATION, June 1991 Vol. 16 No. 3
"An Artists Preference for the Pope Color System" COLOR: RESEARCH and APPLICATION, August 1988 Vol. 13 No. 4

Scenic Artist, Theater Arts, Cornell University: 1983-1984
Scenic Artist for Ithaca Opera Association: 1982-1983