Prints of original oil paintings & linocut prints

Guildford, England On Etsy since 2017

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Prints of original oil paintings & linocut prints

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About EllieContrerasArt

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On Etsy since 2017

Contemporary figurative painter & Printmaker

Ellie has worked in the creative industry since graduating with a degree in graphic design and illustration in 2001. Throughout this time she dedicated herself to painting in her spare time honing her technique in portrait painting, drawing and exploring printmaking. in 2017 Ellie decided to take her art to the next level and now works as a professional artist while also working as a graphic designer/illustrator part time. She is developing two distinct areas of painting: lively expressive figurative paintings and contemporary paintings in her own distinctive illustrative style.

Ellie also has a love of printmaking which goes right back to her collage days, she has tried all different forms of printmaking but lino printing appeals to her the most. She likes the hands on craft element of carving the lino and it suits the strong graphic quality she aims to create. Ellie's illustrations for her prints reflect her desire to not let modern life crush people's dreams, creativity and freedom. She likes to imagine that people who buy her prints will feel uplifted by them or if they are given as a gift, a sentiment is passed on through them.

Qualifications & Training
Advanced GNVQ art & design Richmond Upon Thames with distinction
BA (hons) Graphic design & Illustration 2:1 De Montfort university
Intensive Figurative painting workshop with artist James Bland at London Art Academy

Denbies Wine Estate group exhibition 16th 27th March 2020
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – SURREY Sandown Park Racecourse 13 – 15 Mar 2020
Guildford art society Autumn Exhibition at West Horsley Place – November 2019
The Pavillion Guildford Cricket club – group exhibition March 2019
New Artists Fair Shoreditch London September 2019
Contemporary art fair Newbury – 10th May – 11th May 2019
Oko:Art Autumn Exhibition 8th November – 18th November 2018
Guildford House Gallery – group exhibition 13th October – 3rd November 2018
Epsom & Ewell Contemporary art exhibition July 2018
Farnham Art society summer exhibition June 2018
Guildford House Gallery – group exhibition May 2018

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    Cramlington, England

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Last updated on 29 Oct, 2017
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