News ✧ Events

All news is good news for an artist. Whenever my stone sculpture is featured or mentioned in any media it shines a light on my work. Worthy accomplishments and events of significance merit repeating. You will find those stories here.

I spend a lot of time creating, but it is equally important to connect with the outside world. Sometimes this is one of the hardest things to do. At times, I am my own promoter and publicist. You will find these stories here as well.   

Lastest News or Event

I have wrestled with my own energy consumption in my stone carving studio and in my home for several years. In October 2017, I went to an Open House for the new Foothills Solar Array in MeHaffey Park in Loveland, CO, where I live and work.  The experience was inspiring!  It is just what I needed to motivate me to invest more money and convert all the electricity for my home and studio into renewable, sustainable energy.


I joined a program through Loveland Water and Power called Greenswitch, which provides my home and studio with wind-generated electricity rather than coal-generated electricity. What a great feeling! No more Ellen-the-Polluter! My art and my life are as clean as I can make them at this time.

Granted I still must use fossil fuel for my heating, but someday I will figure out how to make that go away. Then I will be all renewable, all sustainable, all for the health of our world and all who live here. I hated being part of the problem, and I am joyfully empowered to be part of the solution.Wyoming Wind Farm

Endangered Species

I am a huge advocate  for all animals, especially endangered species, of which I have carved many. Most recently I created Run! a stone sculpture of Alaskan wolves. I am now making a Grasshopper Sparrow, the Florida sub-species of which is probably the most endangered species in the US due to habitat loss of the Florida Prairie where it lives.

All of our iconic animals are either endangered or threatened. What does that say about humans as a species?? It says “Go Green!” to me.

Excerpts of Other Recent News and Events

My green marble horse is getting quite a lot of attention. “Exuberant” won first prize in the 3-D division at Equine Art in the Park in March.  Now this stone sculpture is juried into the Society of Animal Artists‘ show at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. The show runs from . . .

National Show Success “Alpine Harvest,” the little pika and his haystack of wild flowers, was juried into the Society of Animal Artists’ 55th Annual Exhibition on Art and the Animal. The show premieres at the Roger Tory Petersen Institute in Jamestown, New York.  It runs from August 28 and through . . .

Ellen Woodbury’s “See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl” was installed in O’Brien Park in Old-Town Parker, Colorado, on May 7, 2015. This one-of-a-kind interactive sculpture is on display at the corner of Main Street and Victorian Drive from May 2015 through May 2016.  The display is part of the Douglas . . .

Past News and Events