The face behind the faces

Where Paintings Speak Passion

ellen van gijsel

Welcome to, where artistry meets passion, and paintings find their voice.

In the fast-paced world of business development and entrepreneurship, I embarked on a journey that harnessed my creativity and innovation. My ventures in the corporate realm were marked by relentless determination and unwavering commitment. But it was during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic that I discovered a precious gift—a respite that allowed me to rekindle my lifelong love for painting.

As an artist with a background in business, I found solace in the world of colors, strokes, and boundless imagination. This newfound tranquility offered me the perfect canvas to express my innermost feelings and unleash my creative energy.

My artistic journey has been a voyage of self-discovery, experimentation, and evolution. I have delved into diverse mediums, exploring the intricate possibilities of acrylic and oil paints. Along the way, I've honed my skills, nurtured my talent, and transformed into a self-taught artist, driven solely by my passion for creating.

My paintings are a testament to the strength and passion that reside within each of us, particularly the remarkable women who inspire me. Through the strokes of my brush, I aim to capture the essence of these powerful and passionate individuals, just like myself.

Every artwork on this website is a piece of my heart, a reflection of my journey, and a celebration of the strength and resilience that define us as humans. I invite you to explore these creations, to dive into the world of vibrant colors and profound emotions, and to discover the stories they tell.

Thank you for joining me on this artistic adventure. Your support and appreciation fuel my creative fire, and I look forward to sharing more of my passion with you through the canvases that grace this virtual gallery.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Ellen Van Gijsel

different mediums and canvas