Ellie Hipkin lives in Brighton with her husband and two small children. Her artwork is inspired by her family life living in Brighton, and the beautiful scenery along the South Coast and the Sussex South Downs. Ellie studied Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently worked in the fashion industry for 12 years before she started her textile artwork. Her time working as a fashion designer saw her travel extensively across the globe, the plethora of cultures she has experienced have strongly influenced her work. Through the subtle use of textile print, embroidery, embellishment and hand painted techniques, her work brings to life the natural beauty and family life on the South coast and Sussex Downs. She mainly works with hand painting onto canvas, cottons and silks. Also adding mono printing with flowers and plants creating a unique look to each piece.