Contemporary figurative painter & Printmaker

Ellie has worked in the creative industry since graduating with a degree in graphic design and illustration in 2001. Throughout this time she dedicated herself to painting in her spare time. Ellie is developing two distinct areas of painting: lively expressive portraits and contemporary paintings in her own distinctive illustrative style which use mythology to represent her own experiences and ideas.

Her studio is near Guildford, a short train journey to London which she visits regularly for exhibitions and inspiration.

Limited edition Giclee prints now available

In my print shop you will find limited edition fine quality gilcee fine art prints for some of my paintings along with hand printed linocut prints.

Ellie Contreras Artist

Qualifications & Training

  • Advanced GNVQ art & design
  • BA (hons) Graphic design & Illustration 2:1 De Montfort university
  • Intensive Figurative painting workshop with artist James Bland at the Art Academy London



  • Denbies Wine Estate group exhibition 16th 27th March 2020
  • CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – SURREY  Sandown Park Racecourse 13 – 15 Mar 2020
  • Guildford art society Autumn Exhibition at West Horsley PlaceSaturday 2nd to Sunday 10 November 2019
  • New Artist Fair London – Old Truman Brewery, 13th to 15th of September 2019
  • Farnham art society spring pop up show Coxbridge Farm 26-27thMay 2019
  • Contemporary art fair Newbury – 10th May – 11th May 2019
  • Guildford House Gallery – group exhibition May 2018
  • Farnham Art society summer exhibition June 2018
  • Epsom & Ewell Contemporary art exhibition July 2018
  • Guildford House Gallery – group exhibition 13th October  – 3rd November 2018
  • Oko:Art Autumn Exhibition 8th November – 18th November 2018
  • The Pavillion Guildford Cricket club – group exhibition March 2019

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