Carl Ellis

‘… a fresh look at fish.’

Growing up close to the Leeds and Liverpool canal was the start of his fascination with fish. From a boy catching his first stickleback using an empty crisp packet his passion has developed over the years, alongside his love of drawing. It was during his Masters degree at the RCA that he really began to explore and express this attraction. Carl experimented with different materials including watercolours on film, with award winning success, but admits there’s nothing better than having a wax oil crayon in hand and applying pastel to paper with his fingers to get his creative juices flowing…

‘Drawing fish from life has encouraged me to completely re-evaluate how I now capture them. . .you could say I’m taking a fresh look at fish.’

65 Barn Common
Back Lane
ST20 0LW