Ellen Buselli studied at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy and graduated from Cornell University with a BFA degree. Following graduation Buselli moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League and Grand Central Atelier. She paints from her studio in an old brownstone built in 1890 which mirrors her love of the last-turn-of-the-century painters and traditional art practices. Painting from life is the ultimate challenge and always captivating for Buselli. Her inspiration and influences include the great paintings of the Dutch Masters, Jean-Baptists-Simeon Chardin, Henri Fantin La Tour, Emil Carlsen, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Giorgio Morandi, and Walter Murch among others.
She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the country, numerous national juried and museum exhibitions.