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Ellen K. Gladis Originals
Ellen K. Gladis Originals

Ellen K. Gladis Originals

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Introduction: The fact I have been able to be an artist for a living since 1980 is still amazing to me, I love my job and it is so rewarding.

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Serves Newport Beach, CA

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36 years in business

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Greg D.


There are so many positive things to say about Ellen that I'll keep my list to the letter 'E'. Extraordinary, Exceptional, Experienced, Easygoing, Enthusiastic, Eager, Engaging, Enterprising, Expressive, Etc. Exclamation point! Ellen, and her working associate, Tom Grogg, helped me bring my illustrated book to life. I was blown away by the enthusiasm she exhibited for the project, and the creative vision she brought to the table. The process went so smoothly, that we were able to go from first contact to print in a very short period of time, so that I am able to get my book out by Thanksgiving.
Nov 3, 2020
Kathleen R.


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, 2020
Sandra H.


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, 2018
Donald R.


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, 2018
John W.


I hired Ellen to paint a very tall canvas to hang inside the elevator shaft in my home. Because of the subject matter and the trickiness of painting it so as to be visible in the rightway during the elevator cab ride, it was not an easy task. She produced a wonderful result. She spent far more time painting it than her fee might have dictated. She was very intent on making sure we were on the same page at every step. Extremely professional.
Sep 1, 2017
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Ellen Gladis


  • 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.

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