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ELLIE BIRD

UK

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Ellie is a self-taught artist living in north London. Having recently left her 20-year primary school teaching career where teaching art was her favourite aspect, Ellie is now pursuing her painting passion practically full-time (with some tutoring and piano teaching on the side!)
Currently working with acrylics, Ellie draws her inspiration from nature and the world around her. She is particularly interested in capturing the essence of water and the mesmerising reflections and refractions of light, colour and shape which are created by it. Water can be a form of escapism from the real world which the observer can become immersed in, along with the swimmer. Although there is a photorealistic element to her paintings, the reflections of colour create a natural abstraction. In some of her most recent work, she also includes the technique of acrylic pouring, using the natural fluidity of the paint to mimic the fluidity of the water.

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