From Ellie's Hand


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.   

Professional Skills

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

If you want to know anything else, or wish to discuss a project with me please contact me at


2 responses

  1. Thanks to everyone at Public Catalogue Foundation that made it possible. My paintings can be viewed at


    March 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

  2. Dear Ms Fiddes

    I am writing on behalf of the Public Catalogue Foundation and would like to ask for permission to reproduce three of your paintings, discovered during our research for Perth, Kinross and Angus at Angus College, on the Your Paintings website

    I would be grateful if you could get in touch with me.

    Kind regards,

    The Public Catalogue Foundation
    33 Maiden Lane
    Covent Garden
    WC2E 7JS

    Tel: 020 7395 0330


    October 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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