Katy Ellis is one of our youngest and most
exciting emerging artists. She was born in 1973 and educated
at Blackheath School of Art and then Glasgow School of Fine
Art where she obtained a BA Hons.
Since 1992 Katy Ellis has been regularly exhibiting
at the Royal Watercolour Society of Painters and from 1993
at the Royal Institute of Painters, where she was elected
an RI member in 2003.
Katy Ellis has been the recipient of various
prizes and awards, including two occasions where she won the
annual RI Windsor & Newton ‘Young Painter of Merit.’
On finishing her degree at Glasgow School
of Fine Art, Katy was awarded a travelling scholarship from
the Royal Scottish Arts Academy to paint and study in Italy.
Since then she has travelled extensively throughout Asia,
India and Europe.
Katy Ellis paintings are is inspired by the
rich vibrant cultures of the countries she has visited. Often
working from sketch books and photographs, her keen observation
of people in everyday situations is very evident and a recurring
theme in her paintings.
Although still a comparatively young artist,
in addition to Cotswold based Red Rag Modern Art Gallery,
Katy Ellis paintings are found in galleries throughout the
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the USA.