A Naturalist's View in Watercolors by Leigh Ellis

Event Date

Thursday, June 30, 2022
11:00am - 5:00pm


Dates & times for June 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm


The Madison Artists Guild & MAGallery
125 W. Jefferson Street
Madison GA 30650


  • Free admission: $0.00
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The Madison Artists Guild is proud to welcome well-known watercolorist and teacher Leigh Ellis to Madison for her one-woman show "A Naturalist’s View in Watercolors". A Naturalist’s View in Watercolors will remain at the gallery through July 9, and all works are for sale.

Ellis began her education and career in zoology with graduate studies in ecology and received a Master of Science/Biology from University of Guam. Her art career began 23 years ago in biological illustration. Leigh studied painting and design at the University of Hawaii and Montana State University and has also participated in Smithsonian Institute workshops. Her paintings, studies and curiosities are piqued by biological connections and light in the natural world. A major muse in her work is birds. To the artist, birds are the embodiment of freedom and life.

Leigh lives and paints in Oglethorpe County but cuts a wide swath across the Southeast teaching classes, leading workshops for Oconee Arts Foundation, and exhibiting in fine art shows from Florida to North Carolina. Her illustrative career includes fifteen solo exhibitions and juried and private exhibitions from Hawaii to Georgia. Until recently, she held a faculty position at Athens Academy where she taught painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography in the Fine Arts Department.
MAGallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM – 5 PM. The exhibition may also be viewed in the gallery’s on-line shop at www.themadisonartistsguild.org.The Special Exhibitions Program at MAGallery showcases original artwork of emerging and established artists who are from outside the local community.

MAGallery, located at 125 W Jefferson Street in Madison, is a retail art gallery supporting local artists and their talents and is operated by Madison Artists Guild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to education and the encouragement of artistic endeavor in its members and the community through outreach programs, classes, workshops and social gatherings.

For membership information or to learn more about the organization, please visit TheMadisonArtistsGuild.org or call 706-342-9360.

Near Interstate Highway
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Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (18+)
  • Adults (21+)
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Teens (13-18)
  • K-12
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  • Free Admission
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