Ellie Cross is a visual artist and teacher based in Seattle, Washington, whose work is shaped by her interest in using art as a problem-solving tool to create a more just world. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and has worked in a variety of media, including watercolor, pastel, ceramics, perspective drawing and woodblock printmaking.
Ellie has worked in collaborations with organizations and communities to paint murals designed to raise environmental consciousness in Malaysia, Thailand, Guatemala, and the U.S. She has completed research around art activism and education in Ghana and Tibetan exile communities in Nepal, India, and Tibet and has taught in several countries, including guiding Cambodian, Nicaraguan, and El Salvadorian kids in the visual arts. In her daily work of making art with children, she continues to learn about the power of imagination, the durability of creativity and the tactile joy of the process.
Ellie is inspired by the mission of Postcards for Peace and the way the organization fosters compassion and community through creative connections. She is excited to support Postcards for Peace as an ambassador and is looking forward to finding ways to spread their powerful message. Ellie was honored to design a postcard, and is dreaming up more designs for the future.