SpotOn Art Gallery

Ellen Hallie Schiff


I was born in 1952 in New York City and was raised on Long Island, where I still live. My early oil paintings were still life of food, then lipsticks and high-heels. In an effort to improve my painting, I took figure drawing classes which stimulated my interest in modeling for artists, then painting the figure (my own) myself. My figurative paintings gradually became more abstract, until I was painting in a completely abstract manner. Now I paint exclusively abstract oils on canvas and more recently, have added oils on paper to my portfolio. I am married and have two grown children.

For more information: Ellen Hallie Schiff, 516-603-1931,,