Ellie attended UCLA, earning
a B.A.in Fine Arts
She did graduate work at UCLA under the direction
of William Brice, Jan Stussey, Sam Amoto and
After a career in graphic Design and raising a family,
she returned to her first love, painting.
Freudenstein paints 'en plein air'; her chosen media is oil.
She enjoys painting landscapes, mostly of California's
central coast, France and Italy.
Her paintings are richly colored
with a great sense of movement energy, and emotion.
Today, she works in her studio and in the field doing studies
in Italy, France,and in the central coast near Santa Barbara,
Ellie is often asked to teach workshops for various
art societies or private groups.
She is a full artist member of the California Art Club;
Oil Painters of America, Signiture Member of American Impressionist
Society; Signature Member of the Women Artists of the West, and
recently inducted into the National Association of Women Artists.