About The Artist


Coll C J 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 an active member of their local H.E.M.A (Historical European Martial Arts) groups, and has a passion for rambling, wild swimming, archery and supports the charity Wolf Watch UK



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