"Monochromatic and often single-focused, Ellis’ work lands in my heart in a similar way as a Georgia O’Keeffe painting or a Dorothea Lange portrait – all of them capturing the essence of one subject while contributing insight into the workings of life itself – nature, plus the workings of humanity and our perceptions."
—Jennifer Jewell, Cultivating Place podcast
International Botanical Art in Bloom at Saatchi Gallery
"The majority of the seventeen photographic portfolios on show are in colour. In that context, the monochrome series by US-based Libby Ellis brings a contemplative contrast. Bringing to mind the imagery of 19th-century photography and early black and white cinema, Ellis’s work has an ethereal, luminous quality."
30 October 2020
Intimate View of Island Blooms
"Photographed from a variety of intimate angles, Libby Ellis's images—all created in 2020—read much like portraits, each with its own character. There’s the unfurling parrot tulip, its stripes still vivid; the sun-seeking Queen Anne’s Lace, turning its twiggy back to the viewer; the fluted petals of a mallow."
New England Home Magazine
Following the Flowers
"Libby Ellis finds beauty in all of life's stages...when I first saw her pictures of flowers, I did not believe that they were photographs. Hanging in Schule Chapel Gallery on Martha's Vineyard, Ellis's images of cosmos flowers look more like nineteenth-century etching or the ink-brush painting of some ancient Zen master."
22 October 2020
Martha's Vineyard Times
Floral Photography Stays True
"Flowers have always been a popular subject for artists. However, while most are attracted to the color, vibrancy, and symmetry of nature’s bounty, Libby Ellis, in her most recent series of photographs, has chosen to show viewers a simpler, less ostentatious side of flowers."
21 May 2021
Featherstone Blooms Again
"...A tiny treasure among the trees behind the center's Art Barn, the chapel currently holds a one-woman show of black and white flora photographs by Libby Ellis, titled Cosmosis. Ms. Ellis's close-up images of Island cosmos in bloom offer a contemplative viewing experience very different from the floral fiesta in the larger gallery."
18 October 2020
The Boston Globe
Here & There: Exhibit on MV
"Those longing for a connection to the natural world during a time of global crises may want to check out the photographs of Libby Ellis on display at The Carnegie Museum in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard."