Tim Ellis


I look at life through a cinematic lens with the view to telling stories. ”

Tim Ellis immortalises everyday scenes of Far Northern Queensland’s small rural towns with a hyper-focused brushstroke and digital rendering tools.

His large-scale paintings affectionately capture an eccentric panorama. Working predominately across painting and film, Ellis’s experience as an art director in the UK film and television industry informs his artistic practice. Ellis has lived in the Far North, working in creative leadership roles in Port Douglas and Mossman, since emigrating to Australia in 2005. He uses a film-framed aesthetic and approach to compose his paintings and experiments with common image and video editing applications to create digital artworks.

Ellis first studied art and design at the Winchester School of Art, UK and holds a Bachelors degree (with Honours) in Fine Art from Newport Art College, Wales before attaining a Masters degree in Fine Art from Jan Van Eyck Academie, Holland. He has worked as a sessional lecturer within the Creative Industries Department at James Cook University.


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Tim Ellis

Folk Stories

02 March — 18 April 2020