Maria Ellis - self portrait

Art is my passion and I am totally inspired by colour.

Having studied a three year degree course in Graphic Design at Gloucester College of Art, I then worked as a visualizer in an advertising agency and a freelance illustrator while having a family.

My inspiration comes from a life long love of my garden, nature and travel, and often the discovering wonderful colour combinations and patterns in the simplicity and beauty of birds and wildlife. My painting style has evolved using vivid colouring techniques and I would say a ‘freer’, semi abstract style.

I love the vibrant colours of acrylic paints, and sometimes combine them with acrylic inks and pen work on paper, board or canvas. The balance between colour and line works well, and the line doesn’t overwhelm but adds another dimension.[

My paintings can be seen at the following:
A2 Gallery, 80 High Street, Wells, Somerset
Picturethishw, Hartley Wintney
Present Pictures Whitchurch

And at these Exhibitions
AppArt Exhibition at Priors Field School - 1-15th April 2023
Art & Soul June 2023
Farnham Art Society Annual Exhibition - 2023
Odiham Art Group Exhibition - August 2023
Hampshire Open Studio - August 2023
Fleet Art Society Annual Exhibition - 2023