Ellen K. Gladis Originals
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35 years in business
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Breathtaking mural! Ellen far exceeded our expectations, her talent to be applauded. We appreciate her attention to detail as she was able to capture the essence of this project and what it meant to us. We feel fortunate to have met her and are thrilled with the outcome of this mural. Thank you Ellen for this beautiful piece of art it brings joy every time we look at it. We love it!Feb 9, 2020Verified
Ellen is a lovely and talented artist. I look forward to working with her.Nov 26, 2018Verified
Did a fabulous job of incorporating what I wanted. Not an easy task on such a wide wall. Better time management would have permitted more time for detail on plants. Lovely Lady. Beautiful work. Ellen can make it happen. Thanks so very much.Sep 1, 2018Verified
Ellen was a pleasure to welcome into our home and paint an awesome mural on our wall. Very open and honest and an amazing artist.Apr 13, 2018Verified
Ellen was incredibly responsive to all my calls, texts and emails. Right from the start she expressed a lot of enthusiasm for my project and had many great ideas. She put a lot of time and effort into researching my project which was quite complicated. I love the breadth of her work and was confident that she could pull off whatever I threw her way. For reasons that had nothing to do with Ellen, we decided to postpone our project, but I know that I'll be working with her in the future.Jul 11, 2017Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have always been an artist and have a BFA degree in art because it’s what I love. I painted my first commissioned mural in college in a sub sandwich shop I worked in. The mural business really took off in the 80’s when I painted model homes for developers.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Lately I have been doing many outdoor walls,especially around pools and retaining walls. These are usually large jobs and the smoother the wall surface,the better and more detailed the mural will be. It is amazing how a tropical scene, a garden,waterfalls,jungle,etc can add personality, beauty and expand your yard.I also do alot of ceilings. Clouds,sunsets, birds,underwater scenes are all creative and fun. All kids want something fun in their bedrooms.It is fun when they can get involved too. Sometimes I let them paint in a flower etc. so they feel they helped. Dining areas and kitchens always can use some flair.I even paint cabinets,moldings and doors too look like wood.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I am so proud of a recent job received from Thumbtack. I traveled 100 miles to meet the client who gave me a key, a deposit and left for a week. He trusted me to "Do my Thing"."Just make it an Italian Villa" (not to mention I stayed at his adorable Palm Desert home. I worked day and night to get done to watch his reaction when he walked in the door. He was THRILLED. He asked me to stay another week to do more,I even helped him furniture shop! He is now one of my new dear friends and met new friends during the project,not to mention some new leads.