Tempera on paper

24” x 32”


Inspired the poem 




Sugary palette hops into the heart

and coats it with Easter magic


Bouncing down the stairwell

in white nightie

butterflies in my belly


Eggs hidden behind couch cushions

and on window sills


Believing there was a bunny

that could open cupboards and hold

a basket in his paw.


Hello Kitty treats, black jelly beans

wrapped in lemony cellophane

nestled on minty green grass.


—  © Monica T. Fiorentini





Born in New York City, Ellen McKay is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She continued her studies at Pratt Graphics Center and the School of Visual Arts, NY. Her paintings have been shown in group shows in galleries in the Hudson River Valley, Teaching experience includes watercolor classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, painting and drawing workshops in her studio and many other venues in upstate New York. NY. Ellen McKay’s art work is represented in private collections in the United States, Argentina and in Europe.

"Marshland, May" Ellen McKay


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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