ellen painting WEBEllen Negley is known for her bright, colorful, and whimsical watercolor scenes. Negley grew up in Peoria, Illinois, attended the University of Iowa and later made the move to Lake Worth Beach, Florida. The artist has the ability to capture what she sees in front of her and happily rearranges even the most mundane of scenes into interesting compositions that make you wish you could live inside one of her paintings. Her favorite subjects include worn and tattered boat yards, funky dockside marinas, beaches and other coastal hangouts where she can set forth her unique vision of the world while capturing the everyday hustle and bustle in bold, exciting color and composition. Negley is a signature member of the Florida Watercolorist Society. She studied under Frank Webb, Frank Francese, Larry Gerber, Garri Katz, and Don Andrews.

Best of Watercolor, Painting Color, Rockport Publishers, 1997
Palm Beach Illustrated, December 2002, “For All It’s Worth”
Palm Beach Illustrated, November 2003, “Sites to Behold”
Florida Watercolor Society 1996, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida Watercolor Society 2000, The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
Florida Watercolor Society 2001, Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, Florida
Florida Watercolor Society 2021, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida
Transparent Watercolor Society 1998, Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Transparent Watercolor Society 1999, The Rahr-West Fine Art Museum, Manitowac, Wisconsin
National Watercolor Society Members Show 2018, San Jose, California
Signature status, Florida Watercolor Society
M. Graham Watercolor Merchandise Award, Transparent Watercolor Society, 1999
The Kim Minichiello Memorial Award, Florida Watercolor Society, 2021