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Born in April 1989 Collette June Ellis grew up surrounded by the dramatic landscape of North Wales. From an early age art was important to her; as a child she always felt most contented when expressing herself through drawing or modelling. This early interest has led her to pursue a career path in this field. |
Her work is often inspired by fantasy and fiction; drawing inspiration from ancient mythologies and a variety of cultures. Her work varies from Digital to traditional working primarily in watercolour, ball-point pen and Photoshop.
Collette attended Glyndwr University in Wrexham, North Wales, where she studied a BA Honours Degree in illustration and a Masters in Design Communication: during which, she travelled to China after being awarded a £1000 grant by the Welsh Livery Guild; to investigate dragon legends and the origins of the Welsh dragon.
In 2011 Collette had her artwork published in “Dragon World” an art tutorial book by ‘Impact Books’ that features several artists from the popular art sharing website “Deviant Art”.
Her most recent projects include working as an illustrator for fantasy author James Calbraith’s novel “The Year of the Dragon” and as a concept artist for ‘Visualization Studios’ and Welsh director Rob Spaul.
In her spare time Collette enjoys reading, writing, mountain walking and swimming, and is a member of her local sword fighting and archery clubs.