Dan Ellis: Stricken with ALS, He Learned How to Paint
Dan Ellis, of Orlando, died four days after turning 52 on June 28, of complications related to ALS. His memorial service will have fun, laughter and color—lots of color. As owner of C&S Press, an Orlando commercial printing business, Ellis had a way with color and texture. [Printing Impressions ran a profile on the printing companhy in 2009: “C&S Press : Service with a Savings.”]
“He knew color inside out from printing,” said Maria Ellis, 49, his wife of 10 years. “One drop of green to yellow and he would know exactly what it would look like.”
His abstract paintings were hot with yellows, reds and oranges. They were cold with blues and whites.