My paintings are strongly interwoven with the fabric of my life. They reflect that part of me that I describe as “gossamer wings” – my love for the simple beauty that springs forth in everyday things like the flowers in my garden to a delicate bit of lace. At a deeper level, my uniquely styled watercolor Samplers are a special part of my abiding faith that I love to share with others through my art. Within my Sampler paintings I incorporate Bible verses with images from everyday life that express God’s teachings and blessings we see in ordinary moments of life.”
Since 1986, Ellen has been creating paintings used in her Sampler Calendars. “The Sampler”, which is internationally sold, has given birth to other calendar subjects. Titles being sold are, “Ellen Stouffer Sampler Calendar”, “Time For School Calendar”, and “Beacon of Hope”, lighthouse calendar featuring scripture, with Legacy Publishing Group. Other lines of products have included: stationary candles, figurines, boxes, wall paper, puzzles, holiday cards, travel mugs, kitchen linens and Christmas ornaments. Ellen has had 2 books published using her work. They are “An American Sampler”, Country Cross-Stitch Designs and “A country Sampler of Simpler Blessings”, both are available on the secondary market.
Ellen’s originals have been exhibited and sold in retail stores throughout the United States