About Nellie

Nellie Levine has been a writer and artist for well over twenty-five years. Her writing has been published in a diverse number of magazines, journals, anthologies, and websites; additionally, she has worked as a columnist, editor, and book reviewer. With a focus on women’s issues, feminism, alternative spirituality, and intuitive arts, Nellie’s work has inspired, empowered, brought insight, and offered hope.

From a very young age Nellie has followed an artistic path, having first been encouraged to express herself through art after seeing her mother die. She studied art, art history, and philosophy at Studio 70 with Michael Skop, who had studied with Ivan Mestrovic, who had studied with Auguste Rodin. This artistic lineage has greatly influenced her approach to her creative work. Her art and photography have been published in an interesting assortment of venues, including a youth camp guidebook she was commissioned for when she was sixteen, regional newspapers, a Buddhist magazine, and feminist websites. She has also enjoyed being an exhibiting artist, participating in shows at galleries in northern Vermont.

Nellie’s work – in both art and writing – has been greatly informed by a challenging and often traumatic childhood that entailed much loss, as well as sexual assault and poverty. It is her greatest hope that her work has a positive impact on others, helping them cope and recover from their own traumatic experiences and find new strength within themselves.

Nellie lives in Vermont with her husband.