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Ella has always been passionate for art. Ella has always been passionate for art. Since completing her Fine Art GSCE, she moved to Exeter school of Art where she completed a UAL Diploma in art and design, instead of a-levels, specialising in fashion and textiles. Ella hand painted silks in 3D bark textures and focused a lot on illustration, in particular, print design. She got excepted to study BA textiles at Manchester School of Art to pursue her love for Devonshire inspired illustration. Specialising in digital print Ella designed many playful and nature based print design collections, all inspired by her childhood in Devon.

Fawning over the powerful influence of nature, the energy of the breath-taking South West coastline drives her inspiration to create compelling art. Each season brings her something gripping, Ella never ignores a season due to its darker colours. The larger paintings thirty-six inches and bigger alongside the deep layers of acrylic paint give a window-like effect making you feel like the sea is right on your doorstep.

She wanted to graduate making use of her art degree. With Exmouth’s’ newest complex, Sideshore, located on the promenade came this new opportunity to create a studio in the most heavenly situation to paint right alongside her biggest inspiration, the sea. Unable to travel to seek fresh ideas for her art, Ella looked for hidden local gems to paint, and her savings pot turned into the next big step in her art career she could of imagined.

All images, text and concepts are © Ella Slade 2021

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