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I am Nicola Ellen, a mixed media artist and book illustrator living in Sheffield.

When I'm not cutting up paper for collages and painting canvasses, I can be found out exploring the countryside, with my head in a book or making baskets from foraged fibres from my garden!

Adventuring and sketching the outdoor world is where most of my ideas come from!

Nicola Ellen Illustration at Win Hill drawing in sketchbook #walktosee 2022


I create playful and surreal illustrations from layers of marks and shapes made from oil pastel, pencil and inks.

I recreate my favourite places and create new Worlds in quirky collage illustrations. Sometimes they are scenes that I'd love to jump right in to and explore!

I love to explore the movement, colour and shape of the landscape in my illustrations and paintings.

I have an Etsy shop where I sell prints and original paintings to decorate your walls in style!

Click the titles either side of this banner, to see my portfolios and more about how to work with me

Want to stay in touch?

My bi-monthly newsletter is where I share news and behind the scenes from the studio, along with tips, discounts and freebies.

This is the only place I announce discounts for my shop and you also receive an illustrated desktop calendar each email too. Sound good?

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