Hi! My name is Ruth Ellen and I am a surface pattern designer, illustrator, author, and artist; creator of The Water Dragons picture book.

I do what I love which is art, literature, gardening, and watching rabbit videos on Instagram. Being an author and an artist are the only things that I have ever truly wanted since childhood.

Using a combination of hand and digital techniques, I like to create colourful and unique designs from a variety of inspiration sources, most particularly with florals.

Finding my way

I left university with an MA in Digital Design, and a BA in Interior Design, since then I’ve published my own children’s book, undertaken courses online to further develop my skill, signature style, and portfolio, before opening up my online shop to sell fabrics and soft furnishings.

After leaving home I lived in a cottage on a farm for four years with the love of my life. We had no central heating, (only a wood burner), no broadband, and if we needed a shower we had to wait 1-1/2 hrs for hot water! We eventually moved back to our home town in County Durham to settle close by to family and friends. Now I appreciate the luxuries of modern life, although I miss the views.

Belted Galloway cattle behind the garden fence

So I keep drawing, writing, reading, and growing pretty flowers… it’s all I know how to do! Please check out my portfolio and online shop. Don’t hesitate to contact me for collaboration, licensing, or any other business.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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