Lee Ellis

Lee is a Bristol-based contemporary artist known for his intense abstract portraits. Lee embraces a variety of different artistic mediums when creating his emotionally charged artworks, from painting to drawing and printmaking. Expressive brush strokes and a saturated colour palette are juxtaposed with his raw depiction of figures writhing in pain.

Lee is a Bristol-based contemporary artist known for his intense abstract portraits. Lee embraces a variety of different artistic mediums when creating his emotionally charged artworks, from painting to drawing and printmaking. Expressive brush strokes and a saturated colour palette are juxtaposed with his raw depiction of figures writhing in pain.

We love how Lee never fails to depict the visceral angst and inner turmoil of his subjects, relying on his dynamic painting and drawing approach to draw the viewer into an intense emotional experience. Lee’s experimental process of creation drives his work forward. He embraces the use of alternative mediums such as spray paint to contribute to the animalistic energy of each piece.

Lee studied graphic design at the University of the West of England, where he graduated in 2006. Despite this, Lee developed an affinity for portrait painting and developed his distinctive style over years of practice. Since 2007, Lee has participated in a variety of exhibitions across the UK. Group exhibitions include the Battersea Affordable Art Fair and shows at the Leontia Gallery, Lacey Gallery and Well Hung Gallery, all in London. Lee’s stand-out solo shows include Pretty Ugly at Art Pistol in Glasgow, Work in Progress at Square Club, Bristol, and Show No.31 at Play Dead Gallery, Portsmouth. Lee’s work has also been featured in House and Garden Magazine.

We’ve been working with Lee Ellis since 2015.

 

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The Earth died screaming (Second Wave) by Lee Ellis
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The Earth died screaming (Second Wave) £45

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14.8 x 21cm

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Herd Immunity (Second Wave) by Lee Ellis
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Herd Immunity (Second Wave) £45

Lee Ellis

14.8 x 21cm

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2020: Twas a bit shit (Second Wave) by Lee Ellis
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2020: Twas a bit shit (Second Wave) £45

Lee Ellis

14.8 x 21cm

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Devilled Eggs and Bacon by Lee Ellis
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Devilled Eggs and Bacon £1,750

Lee Ellis

86.5 x 123 x 4cm

Incredible Sulk by Lee Ellis
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Incredible Sulk £1,500

Lee Ellis

86.5 x 102 x 4cm

There's a Spider on my Bacon by Lee Ellis
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There's a Spider on my Bacon £1,500

Lee Ellis

86.5 x 102 x 4cm

Bat eats Bacon. Or Vice Versa by Lee Ellis
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Bat eats Bacon. Or Vice Versa £1,500

Lee Ellis

86.5 x 102 x 4cm

Beach Penguin by Lee Ellis
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Beach Penguin £500

Lee Ellis

30 x 40 x 2cm

Clark Kent or Clark Can't? by Lee Ellis
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The table is riddled with... by Lee Ellis
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Herd Immunity by Lee Ellis
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Herd Immunity £30

Lee Ellis

14.8 x 21cm

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The Earth Died Screaming by Lee Ellis
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The Earth Died Screaming £30

Lee Ellis

14.8 x 21cm

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Patient Zero by Lee Ellis
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Patient Zero £30

Lee Ellis

14.8 x 21cm

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You should see the other guy by Lee Ellis
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Kiss with a fist by Lee Ellis
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Kiss with a fist £2,000

Lee Ellis

107 x 123 cm

Faking Confidence by Lee Ellis
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Faking Confidence £2,000

Lee Ellis

100 x 100 cm

The Performers by Lee Ellis
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The Performers £3,500

Lee Ellis

132 x 183 cm