Hi! I’m Ella and I run a vacation rentals business in Southwest Florida. Right now I’m in the process of turning my modest gift shop into a combination art studio and creative space. Tropical Shore Zen!
As a kid, I was always on the go, always busy with some sort of project. Before I ever heard of surrealism, I painted my bedroom walls with fairy creatures and funky-looking objects. Complementing my oil murals were hundreds of plants, big and small, that I pruned and planted. Also inhabiting my eclectic boudoir were several free-flying parakeets, three aquariums full of fish, frogs, hamsters, mice, cats, guide pigs, etcetera. I brought home anything that I could catch outdoors and tried to domesticate it. The place was a combination art gallery/menagerie. I lived in my own reality. More MEET ELLA