Born and raised in scenic North Wales, Elysia Gilman is an artist who primarily works in oil paint to create vivid portraits, dynamic sporting scenes and other figurative work. She is inspired by the impressionists, using confident brushstrokes and colourful marks to create pieces which encapsulate a moment in time. She enjoys sketching from life and has recently started using technology to produce digital illustrations. Elysia caught the eye of award – winning Cannon Hall Farm and worked with them to create illustrations for a colouring book and other merchandise.
-Featured on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week on Sky TV -Visual Art Open 2020, highly commended
-Art Prize at Rydal Penrhos Senior School -Wrexham Open Art Exhibition
-MOMA Machynlleth 1st Prize in Under 18s category
-Art Scholarship at Rydal Penrhos Senior School
Elysia’s work is featured in The Cricketer Magazine
@ESPNcricinfo reposts Elysia’s painting of Virat Kohli to their social media with over 5 million followers
Art scholar Elysia Gilman puts on special workshop at request of pupils