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These Started As Black And White Portraits, But Wait Until You See The Results

By Ellie Benton — Community Member

I am a UK-based artist specializing in vibrant portraits of animals and people. I work in a very instinctual way, not liking to plan too much what happens. I never know how a painting might turn out. If I did, I wouldn’t want to paint it in the first place! My art is personal to me and I see it as a way of taking a break from the whirlwind of my mind, which allows me to create something beautiful out of the chaos. I enjoy distorting portraiture with a sense of fanaticism. I welcome the challenge of taking a monochromatic image and injecting it with explosions of color.

I often paint black and white images and give them new life with colorful dimension.

I often paint black and white images and give them new life with colorful dimension.

Ellie Benton

I like to express myself through different subjects

I like to express myself through different subjects

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

I paint animals to convey powerful emotions

I paint animals to convey powerful emotions

Ellie Benton

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Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

I also do commissions of pets.

I also do commissions of pets.

Ellie Benton

Ellie Benton

Please share my story if you appreciate my work, and always feel free to say hi via email at hello@elliebenton.com.

For more of my work or even to purchase a print of your own, please visit my website and Etsy shop.

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