Hudson Valley Art Speak interview with Ellie Haggarty

Carousel and Folk Artist Ellie Haggerty tells Lonna she’s a “put-together artist”, to explain how she creates three dimensional pieces through a combination of decoupage, painting, vintage ceramic pieces and figures, embossed wood and mirrors and sourcing materials from flea markets, tag sales and contemporary purchases. Taking her inspiration from carousel rounding boards Ellie’s themed pieces range from American history to angels to the circus. Ellie has also beautifully restored several vintage wooden carousel horses.