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About Us

A little about who we are and our studio.
Roger Ellis Studios / About Us

We live in in a lovely part of Herefordshire in an old property that started life as a farm in around 1650.

For several years we have enjoyed running regular drawing and painting lessons.

It’s great to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside with sheep in the pasture and with views to The Malverns and the Welsh Mountains.  A wonderful inspiration for drawing and painting.

Roger and Ruth Ellis
Ruth and Roger in their beachside gallery

Roger studied Art at Leeds and Canterbury, achieving Distinctions, and later studied lettering, gaining further Distinctions.  For several years he taught Art and Design in the UK

Enthralled by a David Attenborough film on primitive cultures, he then spent the next two years teaching among the Enga mountain tribes of Papua New Guinea.  Returning to England and, dreaming of turquoise waters, he sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in his home built yacht.

Ruth and Roger launched their first map in the British Virgin Islands.  Anchored in a beautiful bay, they rowed to work every day – to their studio and gallery on the edge of the beach.

More illustrated maps followed, and commissions came in for a wide range of artwork in all kinds of media and materials.

A few examples of commissioned artwork