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Faking Confidence
Faking Confidence
Faking Confidence
Faking Confidence
Faking Confidence
Faking Confidence
'Faking Confidence' is an original, mixed media painting on a framed canvas by contemporary artist Lee Ellis. The piece is signed by the artist.

Contemporary artist Lee Ellis draws together the figurative with the abstract, to create textural paintings that brim with expressive character. Often dark in tone and mood, Ellis' work is reminiscent of the tortured works of Francis Bacon, shot through with an abstract expressionist quality, that makes for a powerful, contemporary aesthetic.



Two figures dominate the scene of 'Faking Confidence', their proportions distorted to unsettling effect. Ellis fills the frame with figurative details that shade into abstraction through their heavy texture: is that a decorated Christmas tree in the background? What's the meaning of the huge, red disc that seems to roll into view? And how do we read the figures' physical gesture and blank, hollow eyes? Full of allusions but ever elusive, 'Faking Confidence' is a powerful work of artistic presence.


About The Artist - Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis graduated from the University of the West of England, where he studied Graphic Design in 2006. Despite working in the Graphic Design industry he found his artistic expression grew into portrait painting, developing, over the years, a personal and distinctive style.



His insatiable desire to create brings him to embrace different artistic mediums, from printmaking to drawing and painting. With an expressive and bold style, immediately striking with his unusual juxtaposition of bright colours and dark subjects, Lee’s paintings in particular convey an emotional and visceral angst within his figures. From humans to animals, he never fails to depict the inner turmoil of his characters. He achieves this effect by employing heavy, raw and expressive brushstrokes that make his painting style poignant and immediately affecting.

Lee currently works and lives in Bristol, UK.

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'Faking Confidence' is an original, mixed media painting on a framed canvas by contemporary artist Lee Ellis. The piece is signed by the artist.

Contemporary artist Lee Ellis draws together the figurative with the abstract, to create textural paintings that brim with expressive character. Often dark in tone and mood, Ellis' work is reminiscent of the tortured works of Francis Bacon, shot through with an abstract expressionist quality, that makes for a powerful, contemporary aesthetic.



Two figures dominate the scene of 'Faking Confidence', their proportions distorted to unsettling effect. Ellis fills the frame with figurative details that shade into abstraction through their heavy texture: is that a decorated Christmas tree in the background? What's the meaning of the huge, red disc that seems to roll into view? And how do we read the figures' physical gesture and blank, hollow eyes? Full of allusions but ever elusive, 'Faking Confidence' is a powerful work of artistic presence.


About The Artist - Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis graduated from the University of the West of England, where he studied Graphic Design in 2006. Despite working in the Graphic Design industry he found his artistic expression grew into portrait painting, developing, over the years, a personal and distinctive style.



His insatiable desire to create brings him to embrace different artistic mediums, from printmaking to drawing and painting. With an expressive and bold style, immediately striking with his unusual juxtaposition of bright colours and dark subjects, Lee’s paintings in particular convey an emotional and visceral angst within his figures. From humans to animals, he never fails to depict the inner turmoil of his characters. He achieves this effect by employing heavy, raw and expressive brushstrokes that make his painting style poignant and immediately affecting.

Lee currently works and lives in Bristol, UK.

Shipping & Returns

This artwork ships from the UK.

Shipping costs will be calculated automatically at checkout depending on your shipping address. We aim to dispatch unframed prints within 10 working days of receiving your order but sometimes, it may take longer. We’ll keep you informed by email on the progress of your order. Custom framed artworks are usually dispatched within 21 working days of receiving your order, but sometimes might take longer. You will be contacted by our courier service to arrange delivery.

Please note that your order may be subject to import duties and fees upon delivery, depending on your shipping destination.

If you have an account, you can also log in and track the progress of your order. If you're not entirely happy with your artwork, you can return it to us within 14 days and choose a replacement or receive a full refund. Our returns policy excludes artworks that are made to order, such as artwork that has been custom framed, timed releases or commissioned artworks. These cannot be returned unless they are faulty.

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