Ellen Weinstein is a New York based illustrator that has worked with some of the biggest publications in the US. Her portfolio is full of political, social commentary for editorial pieces with The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, GQ, and Time Magazine to name a few.
Married to a fellow illustrator, David Flaherty, Weinstein has lived in New York her whole life. She attended the Pratt Institute and the New York High School of Art and Design. She starts each project with a pencil sketching and revels in the pressure of a deadline. “Deadlines sharpen my thinking and provide me the right amount of stress to get things done. Doing your best possible work within the parameters of a deadline is something I talk to my students about a lot.”
Her politics is central to Weinstein’s portfolio of work, “Being aware of politics and current events has always been a part of my life. I am a New York cultural stereotype (leftist parents, socialist summer camps) that always shapes my vision somewhat. I think starting when we are kids, art gives us our own private world we can create and sneak off to. It’s great to be able to merge that private world with the one we live in and make work that responds to it.”
You can find out more about Ellen Weinstein or buy some of her prints from her website.
Leading Image: A Quiet Night At Home.