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
The Saltmarsh Gallery, Lymington

And at these Exhibitions
AppArt Exhibition at Priors Field School - Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 19th April 2020 - online this year
BLACS Annual Exhibition - 17th, 18th & 19th April 2020 - cancelled
Surrey Open Artists Studio - SAOS - at my studio - 6th June 2020 for 2 weeks
Cross Barn Art Summer Exhibition - 13th and 14th June 2020 Cancelled
Farnham Art Society Annual Exhibition - 24th June - 3rd July 2020 - cancelled
Odiham Art Group Exhibition - 22nd - 24th August 2020 - cancelled
Hampshire Open Studio - 22nd - 31st August 2020 - cancelled