Ellie Hesse

United Kingdom  • 1972

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Ellie Hesse was born in New York in 1972, but spent most of her childhood in the Yorkshire Dales. Travel has always been an important feature of her life since then, exploring Asia and South America, as well as living and working in a number of different European countries (UK, France, Germany and more recently Italy). These experiences continue to inspire and nourish her creative process.

Entirely self-taught, Ellie is mainly known for her vibrantly coloured townscapes, though in recent years, she has gone on to develop her art to include more figurative work, focusing on the horse in particular.

Ellie uses a variety of different media and techniques, depending on the subject matter. The palette knife is her tool of preference for building up layers of texture and depth of colour in her townscapes. Her equine work, conversely, demands a freer hand in seeking to capture the horse's natural form and movement, and so charcoal and more fluid paints feel more appropriate.

By working intermittently on two very different subjects, Ellie has found that the two approaches seem to cross-pollinate. The looser drawing style of the equine work, feeding into the more structural work of townscapes, bringing new vitality into the painting style as well as composition, with the introduction of figures and animals. The creative tension that arises from contrasting solid, architectural forms with the fluidity of a natural and dynamic subject, creates a certain energy, keeping the painting process always fresh and exciting.


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All artworks of Ellie Hesse
Painting, Summer in Italy, Cinque Terre, Ellie Hesse

Summer in Italy, Cinque Terre

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$3,377

Painting, The Flying Sailors of St Ives, Ellie Hesse

The Flying Sailors of St Ives

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$3,377

Painting, High Flyers in London, Ellie Hesse

High Flyers in London

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$3,377

Painting, Gondolier, Venice, Ellie Hesse

Gondolier, Venice

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,161 $1,945

Painting, Trafalgar Square, London, Ellie Hesse

Trafalgar Square, London

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,161

Painting, Cordon Bleu, Ellie Hesse

Cordon Bleu

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,154

Painting, Blue Camels, Ellie Hesse

Blue Camels

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,154

Painting, Knights and Damsels, Ellie Hesse

Knights and Damsels

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$2,154

Painting, Palermo, Sicily, Ellie Hesse

Palermo, Sicily

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$3,377

Painting, Toarmina, Sicily, Ellie Hesse

Toarmina, Sicily

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

$3,377

Painting, Le Louvre, Paris, Ellie Hesse

Le Louvre, Paris

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$4,046

Painting, Amore vince Tutto, Ellie Hesse

Amore vince Tutto

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 95 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 37.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$2,364

Painting, Il Consiglio del Re, Ellie Hesse

Il Consiglio del Re

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 95 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 37.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$2,364

Painting, Classic Car Rendezvous, Ellie Hesse

Classic Car Rendezvous

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 80 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$4,046

Painting, Chinese Dragon Dance, Ellie Hesse

Chinese Dragon Dance

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 40 x 84 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 33.1 x 1.2 inch

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What is Ellie Hesse’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: English Landscape Painters, Accumulations of Building Facades
When was Ellie Hesse born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1972