About E.J. Lefavour & Khan Studio

 

Khan Studio, operated by Painter/Photographer/Author, Ellen "E.J." Lefavour, aka Ejay Khan, is a unique art gallery located at 77 Rocky Neck Ave in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony. The gallery is open from May 15 to October 15. All the art images you see in the online Khan Studio Galleries are available as 5x7 cards, matted giclee' art prints, and if still available, original works. We also have a great collection of original paintings and photography by Cape Ann area artists and photographers exhibited at the gallery.

Ellen E.J. Lefavour aka Ejay Khan, was born a long time ago near Boston, MA. The oldest of six children and daughter of an entrepreneurial father and artistic, spiritual mother, she spent her early adulthood climbing the corporate ladder. After leaving the corporate world in the early 90's and moving to the North Shore, she discovered her spirituality and with it, her gift and passion for photography and creating with a paintbrush.

From there she spent four years living in a country ghetto in Westmoreland, Jamaica, during which time she painted her Rastafarian series under the name Ellen Slowly while married to Jamaican Rastafarian, Westley Slowly, aka Prophet. This period opened her eyes to intense color and her consciousness to a new level of awareness, which she exhibits boldly in her work.

She spent the next four years living in Key Largo, FL where she met and married spoken word poet, Joda Khan, and opened Jah Works Gallery and Cultural Exchange Center, a center for visual and performing arts. During this time she began painting under the pseudonym, Ejay Khan, and created the collaboration series social/political paintings of Joda's poetry. During this time she also began writing.

Her path then brought her back to Massachusetts where she moved to East Boston and spent the next seven years actively involved in the East Boston community and art scene, operating Khan Studio at the Atlantic Works Artist Building, and founding 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, a non-profit center for visual and performing arts.

In the Fall of 2010, Ellen relocated to Cape Ann where she is surrounded and inspired by the unique beauty of the area. Having previously lived in Newbury and Newburyport on Plum Island, where she first began painting, she feels very blessed to be back on the North Shore of MA, where her creative path began. In May 2011, EJ opened Khan Studio at 77 Rocky Neck Gallery 3, in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony in East Gloucester.

EJ's works have won numerous awards and found homes in private collections around the world.

 

 

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