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            Share with

     Ellen Elmes


    in celebrating her years of

     painting and living in the

      Appalachian Mountains of

      Virginia and West Virginia.

       In her book, through

        imagery and narrative, she

         weaves the story of how

          her life, her art, and living

           in the mountains have

            become so appreciatively


  • On exhibit from Aug. 5 thru Sept. 23, 2022
    Abingdon, 314 Depot Square SW, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
    "A Tribute to Beloved Lives" features reproductions of 23 portraits of the victims of the 2019 El Paso Walmart shootings, painted by Ellen in 2020 and gifted to the surviving family members.

Scheduled Book Signings and Other Art Events:

In keeping with pandemic protocols, Ellen will not have any book signings until gathering in groups is deemed safe again. In the meantime, books are available at several locations in Southwest Virginia for in-person purchases:


  • Historic Crab Orchard Museum, Tazewell, VA

  • The Artists Depot, Abingdon, VA

  • Kingsport Carousel, Kingsport, TN

  • Tazewell County Historical Society Shop in the North Tazewell Train Depot

  • Holler Gallery, Princeton, WV

  • CDR Frame Shop and Gallery, Bristol, VA