W.E. (Ellie) Grumiaux Jr.
W.E. (Ellie) Grumiaux Jr., a native of Norfolk, VA, studied art and advertising at Richmond Professional Institute (Now VCU) in Richmond, VA.
After some 40 plus years in commercial art and advertising, Ellie retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1992. He now paints at his homestead.
His works include many Outer Banks subjects, such as lighthouses, lifesaving stations, fishing trawlers, dunes and ocean scenes. He also paints many nostalgia subjects such as old gas stations and general stores.
Watercolor is his medium of choice. He also does pen and ink drawings of local subjects. These have appeared in the Virginian Pilot Newspaper for eight years. Ellie does a great number of commission paintings of beach homes, churches, boats and landscapes. If you are interested in commissioning a painting, please contact us at Seaside Art Gallery.