Hello and welcome to my website.

 My name is Heather Ellis and I live in Birmingham in the UK. I am a writer & illustrator of childrens books, I design art prints for children and design for the craft market. I come from a very creative family and my other hobbies are jewellery making.

Children play an important part in my work for they are my inspiration when I create my art. 
I love drawing and painting cute characters. Children and animals feature a lot in my work.

My work process: 
I love using watercolour, gouache, pen & ink and coloured pencils. 
If I read certain words, maybe from a book or from a song, automatically an image will come to my mind and I know straight away thats the image I have to illustrate. I then produce a very quick rough sketch of the image thats in my mind. If I am happy with my sketch, I then tighten up the drawing, then ink in using a waterproof pen or with a pencil. I would then apply my wash of watercolour or gouache paints to the drawing.

My work tends to be needed and given as gifts for a new baby arrival, baby shower or for Christenings, Baptisms or Dedications. People love the quailty and uniqueness that is offered and love that they are giving something different when purchasing as a gift for someone.

I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it for you and for the children you know.

I hope you enjoy looking around! xx

 

The copyright to all images on this website belongs to Heather Ellis.