Ellis Phillips

Ellis aspires her work to create a feeling of inner peace, this is her goal. To feel as though you can step into the painting and just feel completely calm. A place to escape from the chaos of the world and have time to yourself, reflect on your surroundings and to be mindful of your space. To lose yourself in the painting the way she does when applying paint to canvas. Ellis’ subject matter generally includes architecture or interior design. She creates work from photographs and her own memories associated with places she has been before. From there Ellis then focuses on the challenge to simplify the photograph, representing the subjects in its most basic shape. She tends to use paint in most of her work with the aim to paint as flat on the surface as she can achieve. Her aim is to try to keep things as simple as she can, to reflect on the importance of a clear mind.