About The Artist
Coll J Ellis (aka CCJ Ellis) is a fantasy illustrator and Author from Bangor, North Wales.
Their work inspired by fantasy and mythology, drawing from ancient Celtic culture.
They work mainly with pen, ink and watercolour, Photoshop and ProCreate.
Ellis attended University and achieved a Degree in Illustration and a Masters in Design Communication. They have launched several successful Kickstarters, one of which lead
to the international publication of their first book 'Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts', which explores the creatures of Welsh folklore.
Over the years Ellis has produced work for WyrmWood Gaming and Eye of Newt Press. Ellis has also been featured in several online blogs and magazines, including
Imagine FX Magazine and Y Lle’ on Welsh TV channel S4C. They have also taken part
in a one to one Podcast with 'Pencil Kings' and appeared on the BBC 'Wales Today' Show.
Right now Ellis is working on a series of personal projects and continuing to
explore, document and research dragons (and dragon-like creatures) from Welsh folklore. Their aim, to create more published resource books that take you on a journey through
the symbolism, history and potential natural history of Wales’ most renowned mythical creatures.
In their spare time Ellis has a passion for wild swimming, archery, terrariums, animal rehabilitation and supports the charity Wolf Watch UK.
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