Haldenby, Ellisa Curriculum Vitae
2002-2006 BA Hons Degree in Painting & Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art.
1999-2001 BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design. Riley College of Art, Hull.
1997-1999 A Level Art, Riley College of Art, Hull.
2003 Andrew Grant Bequest Award for First Year Studies, Edinburgh College of Art.
2003 Andrew Grant Bequest Award-January Exhibition. First Year Prize, Edinburgh College of Art.
2001 Dennis Taylor Life Drawing Prize, Riley College of Art, Hull
2006 Degree Show Edinburgh College of Art.
2006 RSA Students Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2007 February: Leith Gallery "New Faces"
2007 March: Affordable Art Fair London.
2007 April: Leith Gallery (mixed exhibition).
2009 Dec:Leith Gallery (Christmas Exhibition)
2010 Jan: Leith Gallery "New Faces Revisited"
2010 July: Leith Gallery "Festival Exhibition"
2010 Dec: Leith Gallery "Christmas Exhibition"
2011 July: Leith Gallery "Festival Exhibition"
2014 Sept: Leith Gallery 'Autumn Splendours'
"Galleries" magazine, February 2007
My work is concerned with exploring nature. The flowers and plants in the Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh provide me with endless inspiration. I particularly enjoy the way form starts to emerge out of the shadows. The way light slowly uncovers and reveals the delicate and intricate constructions.
In my degree show at Edinburgh College of Art I successfully sold all my paintings and subsequently received numerous commissions. My commission work has continued to grow and expand over recent years.