MEET THE ARTIST
My name is Kym and I am an Artist and Designer currently based in Glasgow, Scotland and I am the face behind Ellie Oskar. Unfortunately I don’t have a great and compelling story for the reason behind the name ‘Ellie Oskar’, I was looking for an alias to hide behind and thought the words sounded good together! Thrilling, I know.
I create hand-drawn decorative artworks with archival quality fine-liner pigment pens and acid-free art papers. Pretty much anything can conjure inspiration for me, travel and culture being a main source, but my prime focus’ are pattern and detail, so architecture and nature are also massively inspiring to me. My subject matter can be anything so I’ll start with an outline and then fill it with intricate patterns to create beautiful effects. Each piece is drawn entirely by hand before being reproduced into high quality Limited Edition Fine Art Giclée prints, Digital Art Prints or small stationery items.
I started Ellie Oskar back in 2013 as a hobby whilst I was working as a Textile & Surface Pattern Designer for a Design Studio in Manchester. Back then my work was very different to what it is now, for starters I used COLOUR, lots of it. I adore colour and hope to introduce some into my work in the future. And secondly, I worked with textiles and created cushions from fabrics I had screen printed in my final year of University. I graduated from Heriot Watt University in Galashiels with a BA(Hons) Degree in Textile Design. I specialised in Printed textiles, learning the ins and outs of screen-printing and digital printing and developing my drawing skills. I used to spend hours drawing and nothing has changed there
After leaving Manchester I took some time out to see some of the world. So after a stint living overseas in Canada and travelling here and there I came home and started Ellie Oskar as it is now in 2016. All those years doodling in my school books and sketchbooks have allowed me to develop my style and I can’t wait to see where it can go.
Whilst working on my main collections and ideas, I also take on Private Commissions. If you have an idea in mind, whether it’s a gift for a friend or loved one, or just for yourself, I would love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the contact form below and check out my Commissions page for more information
I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings and learnt a little about me and my work.
Thanks for stopping by
Kym // Ellie Oskar