“Abstract painting liberates my creative energy – it allows me to express myself with an unfiltered directness”

Ellie’s intense, layered abstracts begin with a formative under-painting, evolving through a carefully considered process where every stroke and gesture matters. Each composition is deceptively simple, with a poised calm that belies the exploratory journey behind it. The thoroughness of Ellie’s approach gives her work depth as well as surface detail: careful viewing reveals more, inviting you to look into the painting and not simply at it. There is a harmonious balance in these abstracts, between power and delicacy, spontaneity and planning, familiarity and surprise.

Ellie studied at Chelsea University, and currently lives and works in Bridport, Dorset.