Ellis O'Connor is a Visual Artist from Scotland living and working on the Island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
Since graduating in 2015 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design with a Master’s in Fine Art and Humanities, Ellis has worked in residency programmes including in Iceland and Norway, whilst exhibiting her work locally and internationally. She has recently returned from an expedition with the Arctic Circle Organisation to the High Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard.
Practicing in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting and printmaking, Ellis aims for her work to engage in the relationship between human activity and nvironmental change. Often working on large scales and building up layers of paint or ink which mimic the layers of the landscape, Ellis' work confronts viewers with sublime imagery with the hope that it that may evoke a change in awareness or sense of individual responsibility for environmental issues.
The Maclaurin Galleries are delighted to host Ellis' work, bringing a cold blast o' Icelandic air to South Ayrshire in Janurary 2018.