Ellen is an artist, Expressive Art Therapist and teacher living in Williamstown, MA.  She is mostly retired but still painting and drawing in her studio in North Adams, MA.  Having this outlet has been extremely important to her during this time of COVID-19.  Painting under the name “Joffe” she interprets what is around her with line and color.

Ellen is donating her work because having worked in the field of mental health for many years, she knows how important it is to provide support to family members as well as the identified client.  Ellen is so pleased to be able to share her artwork, that is important to her, to this important agency in support of NAMI-NYS work.

Art Work Title: Sunny Morning

Description: 14X20 mixed media (pastel and acrylic) on paper These are Ellen’s neighbor’s, farmer Win, glads which he sells as his roadside stand.  He gave these to her as she was walking by one sunny morning.  A beautiful gift.