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Artist Spotlight: Ariana Ellis 

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Hi! My name is Ariana and I am a second year medical student at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.  I would consider my interest in art to be fairly diverse and fluid.  Whether it be music, crafting, woodworking, writing, or drawing, I cannot seem to get enough. I was initially exposed at the age of 5 when I had my first piano lesson.  I continued taking lessons and music theory classes throughout high school and college.  Although there were times during lessons or practice that I resented my parents for insisting that I continue, I finally grew out of my unpleasant adolescent years, and began to truly appreciate this gift.  It was during high school that I developed a passion for the instrument and the music that I was able to play and share with others.

In addition to playing the piano, I have come to enjoy drawing and painting.  Only having an introductory art class in high school, I have explored different media and techniques on my own. I find a lot of comfort and relaxation in drawing, especially since my transition into medical school.  Trying to find the time to incorporate art and music into my schedule is hard at times, but I have learned to make the time.  It is through art and music that I am able to maintain balance and I look forward to continuing to grow as both a future healthcare provider and artist.

Things I love:

  • Family and friends
  • My unicorn onesie
  • Telling jokes
  • Making low quality photoshopped collages of animals
  • Cheesy supernatural TV shows

I have shared three drawings, two pencil and one charcoal, as well as a video where I am playing the Chopin Nocturne in E flat Major, Op. 9 No.2.

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To contact Ariana email: aellis1@neomed.edu