I'm an environmental artist/designer working from my studio on the beautiful Northumberland UK, coastline. My daily finds from the shore and sea inspire me to help highlight the important issues facing vulnerable marine life in the underwater world. Capturing the aesthetics of our fragile planet, I work to connect art with science, continually learning and exploring more about the consequences of overfishing
and pollution. Painting mainly in watercolours, I sell my original
artworks and textile designs that show this love of the sea.
Every design then has the potential to start an interesting conversation.
I have a degree and working background in fashion and textile design so I approach
each painting from a design aspect. Searching for natural patterns and painting as much as possible from life, I use composition and the paint itself to 'design' each painting.
The result has a modern, clean and uncomplicated style with a strong
emphasis on illustration. I have an absolute obsession with the colour blue and all it's fabulous range of shades. This predominantly limited blue palette helps give each paintings an even stronger nautical theme and makes them more
distinguishably an ‘Ali Elly Design’.
I'm always busy working on a variety of different projects and commissions, developing new ways to explore my favourite theme and learn new techniques to evolve my ideas. I exhibit regualrly in various galleries and have pop up shops in selected locations, you can check my ‘News’ and 'Events' for my past and current projects.