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Papercutting Artwork
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Hamburg, NY 14075-1306

About Me

My name is Ellen, and I have been an artist in heart and soul since I was born.

For the last ten years, I have been concentrating on Scherenschnitte, the ancient art of papercutting.


The intrinsic balance of "Mother Nature" is the inspiration for many of my original Scherenschnitte cuttings. Always uniquely different, my papercuttings range from black and white to colorful and from simple to very detailed work.

Challenges spur me on to greater heights in my artwork.  Working on client and designer projects is one of my greatest loves. Commissioned works are very personal, create constant challenges, and fulfill me when I see the client's joy upon receiving their artwork.

Ellen's Mantra - Isn't Life Grand!

Please enjoy my artwork; it is filled with love and joy!

Ellen, Paper Cutting in Hamburg, NY



• State University College at Buffalo-  BS Art Education Grades K-12,
  Buffalo, New York
• International Design Conference- University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
• Villa Maria College- AS Interior Design, Specializing in Green Design,
  Cheektowaga, New York
• Elmhurst College- Art Major Illinois

Interesting Jobs

• Fisher-Price® Toy Company- Design Tech Working in Soft Goods & Plastics
  Model Builder- East Aurora, New York
• Tutor for Frontier High School- Hamburg, New York
• Ellen's Home School Art Program
• Studio Art Teacher in Private Studio- West Seneca, New York
• Wedding Photographer for JW Shimwell- Buffalo, New York


• Relay for Life Fundraiser
• St. Jude's Hospital Fundraiser through 100 Hearts for Hope eBay® Auction

Shops That Carry or Have Carried EKSL Design Merchandise

• The Chocolate Spoon- White Bear Lake, Minnesota
• Apropos Home- Red Wing, Minnesota
• Hobgoblin Music/Stoney End Music- Red Wing & Blaine, Minnesota
• Artist Mercantile- St. Paul, Minnesota
• Nest Interiors - Ponchatoula, LA

Featured Shows

• The German Sherenschnitte Museum, Verden Germany
• Guild of American Paper Cutters Museum, Summerset, Pa (Black &
  White and Easily Red)
• The Bluffs of Red Wing Pet Clinic- Winter Holiday Show,
  Red Wing, Minnesota
• Colorado Springs Fine Art Center- NASA Art Show
  for the LUMA Art Gallery
• Plain & Fancy Show for Guild of American Papercutters -
  Lancaster, Pennsylvania
• St. Paul Art Crawl- Artist Mercantile, St. Paul, Minnesota
• Fisher-Price Members Show- East Aurora, New York
• Hamburg Holidays Calendar Castle- Hamburg, New York



Member of the Guild of American Papercutters & Guildford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut
Past Member of Impact Artist's Gallery in Buffalo, New York

Contact me today at EKSL Designs in Hamburg, New York, to learn more about paper cutting and my artwork.