Ella is fascinated by observing people, their behaviour, temperament and clothing questioning display and social ‘performance’. Painting semi-fictional portraits in real and imagined scenarios, she plays with fact and fiction in an attempt to understand her own sense of being.

Ella works from photographs, drawing, memory and writing. Play and experimentation are at the heart of her process, investigating how imagery evolves through the act of painting. 'The element of surprise and chance within painting excites me to capture not only what is seen in a moment but also what is felt, recalled and understood'.



2015-2018 BA Fine Art Fine Art, Falmouth University, Falmouth, Cornwall


September 2018 Porthmeor Studios

July 2017 CAST Residency, Helston, Cornwall

May 2016 The Bunker Project, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall


2024 August, Morgans, Falmouth, 

2024  September, Venice, Dorset Pavilion 


2023 Show No.2, Morgans, Falmouth

2022 Connect, The Brewhouse Theatre, Somerset

2022 Material Presence with Turps 2021-22, Fitzrovia gallery, London 

2022 The Dutchy Arc Salon, Padstow, Cornwall

2021 Solo exhibition with All Mouth 

 2021 Group exhibition at Morgans. Falmouth 

 2021 'Return of the Native II' Bridport Art Centre

 2021 'Life on Venus, The Human'  curated by the tub, Hackney, auctioned with the auction collective

2020 'Curated for Christmas' curated' by All Mouth Gallery

2020 'Life On Venus, The Landscape' curated by the tub, Hackney, auctioned with the auction collective

2020 'A Dream Is Not A Dream' curated by Purslane art. Online exhibition 

2020 'Curated for Covid' online group exhibition 

2020  Solo Exhibition 'To Belong or Not To Belong?' Literary and Scientific Institute, Bridport, Dorset

 2019 -'Island Exhibition' Enys House, Penryn, Cornwall

 2019 FBA Futures, Mall Galleries. London

 2018 RYMD Projects group show, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2018 Falmouth school of art BA degree show, Falmouth, Cornwall

2017 Interior Shift, Falmouth, Cornwall

2017 The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

Awards & prizes

2019 Shortlisted New English Art club

2019 Longlisted Dephian Print Exhibition

2019 Shortlisted Johnathan Vickers Prize

2018 Longlisted Evening Standard painting prize

2018 The Wilhelmina Barns Graham Travel to Italy award

2018 Falmouth School of Art purchase Prize


 2020 'Climate Matters', Riptide Journal edition 13 

2022 Riptide Journal Front cover edition 14 

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