Hi, welcome! ella mess art (so named for my initials, LMS) is the name I give to the space where I can be my full, free, messy, creative self - and you can, too. Every piece you see here is completely improvisational. I start every painting stirred by an emotion or sensation, and I let the colors, shapes, and textures guide me as I go. I want each finished piece to feel like you are witnessing something - a feeling, a moment, an experience. I hope that my paintings move something in you, just as I was moved to create them. Thank you for visiting, and for being a part of this experience.