Blanche Ellis Art
I am an artist, illustrator and musician from Camden Town, London. I love to travel and have a soul city far off in New Orleans but also a very strong connection with the life and community of my native Camden. Drawing, for me, is the most intimate way of seeing - it allows me to touch the world outside myself and to grasp the intangable world inside my head; to pull them out with my my pen-tip and lay them down before me. My music and love of dance feeds into my artwork which is populated by a myriad of characters and figures that each have their own stories, some from real life, and many from my imagination. I love to draw natural things and, particularly, people; faces, bodies and dancers. I reach out for motion and liveliness in some whimsical characters and in other, more meditative works, I reach for simplicity - making suggestions to the viewers imagination and allowing space for interpretation and contemplation.
I make high quality prints of my artworks. I am also a maker of bespoke picture frames and have great joy in framing my prints and original work so that the frame matches the image - just so! I love being able to make a work from the very first scratch to the complete and framed piece. All that's left is to learn to make my own paper and ink !