Ellis started out on her art career as a painter after completing a BA Hons in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art where she won the Corporation Student prize and graduated with a First class honours degree. She recently completed a Masters Degree in Contemporary Arts Practice at Plymouth University and exhibits nationally and her work is held in many private collections across the UK and abroad.
A sense of place has dominated Ellis’s work which conveys ethereal and surreal landscapes dominated by atmospheric skies. A process which combines intuitive marks which suggest composition and the painterly push and pull of perspective through colour and tone. Through this ritual the paint evolves into constructed landscapes and abstracts which seem to exist outside of a specific history and offer ambivalent versions of our world. The paintings are ambiguous and without narrative inviting the viewer to bring their own understanding of the manipulated space, these are less about real places or objects but much more about the autobiographical spaces we all inhabit.