Ridenour produces a wide variety of one-of-a-kind original prints, incorporating traditional printmaking with new exploratory methods. Her work is always evolving. In her series of encaustic paintings, she makes her own encaustic medium using bees wax and darma resin. In her monotype series, she rolls etching inks on Plexiglas, then adds different objects, such as burlap or bubble wrap that produce different textures and effects. Ellen Ridenour received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art at Indiana University of South Bend. She has attended workshops with Elena Devill, professor of art at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. She also attended an encaustic class at the Truro Center on Cape Cod. Her work continues to evolve through self-experimentation and exploration of new ideas.