Hesse, Ellie

  • “Greek Horse I” Mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Greek Horse II” Mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Tang Warrior” Mixed media on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Warrior and Princes” Mixed media on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5, Signed lower right
  • “Etruscan Panel IV” Mixed media on wood panel, 39.5 x 10 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Etruscan Panel III” Mixed media on wood panel, 39.5 x 10 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Shine” Mixed media on paper, 16 x 16 inches, Unframed
  • “Sand Storm” Mixed media on paper, 16 x 32 inches
  • “Moon Light” Mixed media on paper, 16 x 32 inches
  • “Duel” Mixed media on paper, 16 x 16 inches
  • “Powering On” Mixed media on paper, 24 x 24 inches, Signed lower right
  • “Advance” Mixed media on paper, 30 x 30 inches
  • “Impulse” Mixed media on paper, 24 x 24 inches
  • “Into The Light” Mixed media on paper, 24 x 24 inches

British Contemporary

Entirely self taught, Ellie Hesse has been painting professionally for over 10 years, up until fairly recently, specializing in townscapes. Her more recent focus on the horse as an artistic subject, came about following a period of introspection, during which time, she gradually came to the realization that she could ally her two great passions in life, that of art and that of all things equine. Something seemly obvious, but a concept that had strangely not occured to her up until that point.

Concurrently, Ellie began experimenting with new media, feeling intuitively that her hand required more freedom of movement. This process of “freeing up” was aided by the temporary abandon of the palette knife in favour of charcoal and a more fluid use of paint. Techniques that allow her to work more sensitively and freely in capturing her new subjects expression and movement. The resulting collection of work reflects Ellie’s deep connection and long standing fascination with horses. Their form, emotion and movement, providing her with a powerful source of inspiration.