Author: Rebecca Cox

Introducing: Ellie FP

We sat down (virtually) with Ellie FP to welcome her to Art Republic and gain an insight into her and her work.


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AR: Describe your art style in three words.

Expressive, dynamic, storytelling

AR: What is your workspace set up like?

I’ve created a small home studio during lockdown, inspiration stuck to the wall ahead of me and a laptop and drawing board along with light box to my left. Many plants and an easel for larger scale work.

My process involves hand drawing imagery alongside collaging from painted papers or old magazines. My inspiration wall currently has the likes of Basquiat, Daumier, Frida Kahlo, and Van Gogh, all though the images posted here are constantly changing and I hope some of their brilliance seeps in through constantly seeing these images. I love to work to music and am currently listening to Bicep’s new album as well as exploring classical music.

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AR: How has your life and experiences influenced your artwork?

I found reading and writing difficult growing up, but loved storytelling and creating. I instinctively drew and painted all the time, at the back of class at school and when I got home. Illustration seemed to make perfect sense as it combines narrative with imagery, and so this is what I studied at Art School.

AR: What/who are your biggest influences? Artists or otherwise

I wrote my dissertation on the 18th Century satirist Hogarth, drawn to his way of telling a story through sequential images, much like a comic strip. His subject matter often involved cautionary tales, depicting the stages of a person’s downfall. The written language is not needed to understand the story and message, it is pictorial storytelling and this still greatly appeals now. Other artists that still inspire me are Daumier, his ability to caricature in such a nuanced and sophisticated way and captures the light and atmosphere perfectly using just a pencil. George Gross for his his social commentary, lampooned characters and his expressive use of varied line work. The colour combinations, balanced compositions and textures of traditional Japanese wood cuts,  alongside Aubrey Beardsley economy of line, pattern and decorative characters also have greatly influenced me.

Other than artists and illustrators, nature, reading, ideas, people, dreams, characters, observing, and the joy of making something from nothing.

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AR: What’s your favourite piece in your portfolio and why?

Currently my favourite piece is “Unconscious Conscious” as it’s new and was created during the first lockdown, inspired by a dream of being lost and finding my way out of a jungle. I collaged the artwork from old magazines and then developed it into a large three colour screen print. If you look closely you can see a small figure running, floating, hiding and eventually finding their way out, bottom right of the image.

Click here to check out Ellie FP's full collection of stunning artworks!


Wobbly by Erwin Wurm
Wobbly £7,650
Ivy Mike by Robert Longo
Ivy Mike £14,280

Robert Longo


Limited edition of 15

Forest of Doxa by Robert Longo
Balloon Animals I Matching Set by Jeff Koons
Balloon Animals I Matching Set £45,900

Jeff Koons


Limited edition of 999

Diamond (Blue) by Jeff Koons
"Coca Cola" Glass Vase £4,250

Ai Weiwei


Limited edition of 300

Mel Ferrer's Nightmare (Grey With Flowers) by Pure Evil
Mel Ferrer's Nightmare (Grey With Flowers) £1,500

Pure Evil


Limited edition of AP

The Wild Swim from £120

Oli Mumby

Various sizes

Off You Pop by Louise Nordh
Off You Pop £95

Louise Nordh

35 x 35cm

Limited edition of 30

Moving Forms by Mr Penfold
Moving Forms £165

Mr Penfold

26 x 30cm

Limited edition of 15

Inside Mickey's Heart from £150

Angel London

Various sizes

Navy Boy £175

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 25

I Will Bite from £135

Mathilda Mai

Various sizes

Italian Summer by SODA
Italian Summer £125


42 x 29.7cm

Limited edition of 40

Let's Get It On £595

Linda Charles

56 x 76cm

Limited edition of 45

Wash the Blues Away by Charlie Haydn Taylor
Wash the Blues Away from £150

Charlie Haydn Taylor

Various sizes

Inhale £175

Joe Webb

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 30

Roarsome - Green by And Wot
Roarsome - Green £195

And Wot

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 2

Fresh £200

Hannah Adamaszek

60 x 75.5cm

Limited edition of 15

Destroy the Patriarchy Not the Planet (Mini) £400

Hannah Shillito

27.9 x 21cm

Limited edition of 20

Scratchin' Cats (Blue) £150

The Cameron Twins

33 x 36cm

Limited edition of 20

Fast Dog £95

Gavin Dobson

50 x 70cm

Limited edition of 100

In The Sky With Stars £195

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

70 x 100cm

Limited edition of 16

Gamebuoy by Nick Chaffe
Gamebuoy £100

Nick Chaffe

29.7 x 42cm

Limited edition of 50

Seascape W £300

Newton Blades

50 x 30cm

Limited edition of 100