Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ella Goodwin Illustrator - Local Artist Showcase

Ella Goodwin grew up as an only child in various different countries. Initially working as a costume maker and digital embroiderer until moving into animation and character design. Once you have met Ella it is clear that her influences show not only in her amazing illustrations but through to what she wears and even her pink car! 

Ella Goodwin with her famous 'Percy' cat design 
Ella studied Animation and Graphic Design to a Masters Level at NUA. Since graduation she has designed and illustrated iPad Apps, Children's educational materials, animated sites for education, museums, galleries, bands and entertainers alongside teaching part time.

We love the way this picture appears to pop off the page

The last couple of years has seen Ella focus on illustration with her passion for visual storytelling and whimsical illustration often highly detailed using traditional and digital mediums.

Ella says...

Apart from the obvious feline and craft themes much of the work is based around the power of making and doing for freedom, change and wellbeing as well as being heavily influenced by travel, Japanese culture and fairytales. An upcoming second trip to Japan in September is sure to inspire new directions too… cannot wait!

"I live, make and illustrate in a kitsch filled nook with my husband, son and two immensely fluffy raccoon tailed cats in Norwich and dream of having a Wendy House.   *sigh *"

Ella is a very busy lady and you catch her at the following 


Willow Gallery, Framingham Earl, Norwich. (now until 15th July)

Llwewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings) Ltd
124 -126 The Cut, London
I shall be contributing 3 new original paintings to this.

Are You a Free Spirit – Sat 13th September – The Forum, Norwich. (there will be flying cats in this one ☺ )

House CafĂ©, Norwich - November 9th to the 7th December , solo exhibition inspired by local fairytales and food 

and at the following Craft Fairs

Sunday 29th June – Owl Sanctuary Bar Boot Sale – a new monthly art and craft fair which I will do as often as I can. This one could really grow as a great alternative market for Norwich so I hope people will get behind it and support it J

Renegade London – 22/23rd November (hopefully provided I am accepted, I was last year so fingers crossed!)

Various local Autumn and Christmas markets such as Norwich Makers Market and Clutter City.

I generally discount my prices a little at markets so come along and grab yourself a bargain!

And if you can't make it to any of the above fairs you can buy Ellas work from:

Ella Goodwin Etsy Shop or popping into The Norwich Gift Emporium situated on Lower Goat Lane



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