Ella Clocksin is a research- and project-led artist, based in Oxford.
A cross-disciplinary background in literature and as a psychotherapist informs her interest in the coming-into-being of perception - the point between unknown, and known.
The sense that some experiences are before or beyond words, is dominant in her work, because art has always been about navigating life's deeper waters. Words are often insufficient for experiences with both neurological and symbolic dimensions.
Widely exhibited in video and installation as well as painting, shows include the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2017 and 2018, the Eastern Open, and solo exhibitions at the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and the Wall Gallery, Ely.
Alongside her studio practice, she teaches painting in imaginative, experimental workshops, combining both contemporary and traditional approaches.
Her work is in the collections of the University of Oxford (Wytham Woods), the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, the Perse School, Cambridge, and private collections in the UK, the USA, Canada, France and Australia.
Ella's formal art training was at Oxford Brookes University and Winchester School of Art, where she completed her MA Fine Art (distinction) in 2010, and taught life drawing the following year. She was until recently Visual Arts Therapist at the innovative School of Life, London.