She was trained at Camberwell School of Art by Brian Taylor. During 2010 she worked alongside him on portraits of his sons and in 2011 she spent a year in Taylor’s studio. During that time she made a sculpture of his dog Lily under his guidance.
She has exhibited with the Society of Portrait Sculptors for the last 3 years and was given the Talos Award 2011 for the best non member newcomer.
Ellen has worked with horses, including the racehorse Stone of Folca, world record holder over 5 furlongs and a Percheron stallion Axl who is a working horse based in the New Forest.
As the winner of The Founders’ Sculpture Prize 2014/15 she is now working on a half scale figure of Odysseus to be exhibited in the Guildhall Summer 2015.