14 December // Rhagfyr 2019 – 2 February / Chwefror 2020
Daphne Don’t Care 2019
Primarily a painter, Ellie captures fleeting expressions and changing emotions, particularly the movements of the face that communicate these feelings. Her influences come from films, internet image searches, and real-life encounters. She is interested in narrative and the interplay between the subject and the surface of a painting. Currently her work has a particular emphasis on moments of metamorphosis and animation.
The piece made especially for Oriel Blodau Bach, Daphne Don’t Care, is based on the myth of Daphne (who was changed into a laurel tree by her father to save her from Apollo’s advances) the transformation is depicted here as something ecstatic.
Ellie studied BA Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design (2011). Solo exhibitions include Changing Faces, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan (2018), Frontiers, Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff (2016) and One Hour Portrait Studio Residency at Degree Art Execution Room, London (2013). Group shows include Periclo @Spansih City, 2019, UNIT(e) g39 2018, Nightswimming, Mission Gallery 2018, Oriel Davies Open 2016.