A unique blend of talent, torment, expression and introversion, that's Lee Ellis. His impactful work has been echoed by the public and receives tons of great comments. Lee's recent London show
with Black Rat Projects and appareance at Battersea Affordable Art Fair were big successes and this is just the beginning of the climb.
Heads and spirits crushed in a turbo mixer, that's how we would describe the first glance at Ellis's work. But energetic shaking is always a precondition of a good cocktail. The results are
powerful, vibrant chaotic brilliance, and a link to deeper emotions that one can relate to.
Lee's hard work, resilient optimism and tenacity can be seen in his book of work which is consistent albeit varied. He does drawings, charcoals, lino cuts, oil... depicting from portraits, to
abstract, and still live.
Originally from Cheltenham, Lee moved to Bristol in 2004 to study graphic design. Along the journey of study he met his fiancé and Bristol became his home ever since. After graduation Lee worked
on what he classes as several pretty unfulfilling jobs before finding his feet and eventually become art director. In between the various jobs he would paint. It's where his passion grew into
what you can appreciate today in his art. He paints every day; before and after work, with the aim of making art a full time job.