I’m originally from the Scottish Borders. I was born a shepherd’s daughter, and have lived in a variety of settings, from rural isolation to the city bustle of Central London.
My inspiration comes from the natural world and from contemporary society. People … their stories, their emotions and their impact on the world … intrigue and touch me deeply. I has a strong sense of community, believing that how people live together is very important and I like to get involved in creative ventures.
When I look in detail at the world around me, the shape, form and complexity of living organisms and societies, universes and atoms,and their ceaseless movement fascinate me. I love taking work into and out of the digital world – it’s a wonderful tool, and I take a camera with me wherever I go.
I work mainly in mixed media (inks and plaster are a favourite) and also with fabrics. I love mixing up all kinds of media and textiles. My work is often on a medium to large scale, suitable for larger spaces.
I am a qualified, experienced Community Education Worker and also have an HND in Contemporary Arts Practice.
I love developing tailored arts projects and working with people of all ages in community settings.
I am also a specialist in fine crochet, which I teach along with other craft techniques. I regularly deliver courses and conduct workshops. Details are posted here and also on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EllieFiddesArt/
If you want to know anything else, or wish to discuss a project with me please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org