Ellen McKay, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, continued her studies at Pratt Graphics Center, anatomy at the New York Academy of Art, fresco at Parson’s, N.Y. and textile design and hand-print production with Dek Tillett and D.D. & Leslie Tillett in New York. Her paintings have been shown in galleries in the Hudson Valley, including Mark Gruber, New Paltz, NY, Carrie Haddad, Hudson, NY, the Rathbone Gallery at Russell Sage College, Albany, NY, Donskoj Gallery, Kingston NY and Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY. As painter and poet, she participated as presenter at the conference, “Where Language Meets Form” at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She has taught numerous workshops and classes in plein air watercolor, abstract painting and drawing from the figure. Other teaching experience includes watercolor classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, overseas development work in textile arts in Kenya, East Africa, fashion illustration at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. In 2002 she moved to Argentina and lived there for many years, showing her paintings in venues in Buenos Aires, such as the “Trastiendas Art Expo” and in Cordoba province. In 2016 she returned to live in the Hudson River Valley, New York. Ellen McKay’s art work is represented in private collections in the United States, and abroad.