Julie Ellis was born in 1970 in Plymouth, Devon. In 2012 she graduated from Plymouth college of Art in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking with a First class degree. She has exhibited nationally and her work is held in many private collections across the UK. She now paints full time in her studio located at Ocean Studios which is situated in Plymouths historic Royal William Yard.
A sense of 'place' and 'belonging' dominates Julie’s work which conveys ethereal and surreal landscapes dominated by atmospheric skies. A process which combines intuitive marks which suggest composition and the painterly push and pull of perspective through colour and tone. Through this ritual the paint evolves into constructed landscapes which seem to exist outside of a specific history and offer ambivalent versions of our world. The paintings are ambiguous and without narrative inviting the viewer to bring their own understanding of the manipulated space; these are less about real places much more about the autobiographical landscapes we all inhabit.