Andrew Ellis

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a professional artist with a young family, living and working in Plymouth. I grew up in rural Devon,and was drawn to studying wildlife,at a young age.In particular birds of prey, which remain one of my favourite subjects.I am actively involved in countryside management, releasing Grey partridges with the help of local farmers,I'm a regular contributor on bird forums, and work closely with organisations such as IAF (International Association of Falconers), and BFC (British Falconer’s club) to raise the awareness of falconry around the world. Whilst studying at Exeter College of Art and Design (1987-89),I won a British Association Shooting and Conservation competition, and secured my 1st contract, to illustrate Ranulf Raynor’s “The story of the sporting gun.”Several years later my paintings were featured in "Gyrfalcon" by Emma Ford.My work has also been featured in falconry, shooting and wildlife publications.Since 1997 I have been working with the prestigious London based gallery, the Halcyon situated in Mayfair. My recent work has included portraiture for Royal families in the Middle East and heavy involvement in the redesign of the UAE emblem.
Interests falconry, the countryside, birding, taekwondo
Favorite Movies King Kong, Lord of the rings, Shawshank redemption, Avatar
Favorite Music very eclectic!