Exhibiting Artist at Restaurante La Granada Divino
Christine Ellingham was born in Buckinghamshire in England into a family of artists and designers. She studied art, initially at the Banbury Collage of Art in Oxfordshire, then specialised in illustration at the Hornsey College of Art in London, graduating in 1961.
And so began a long and varied career as a freelance illustrator, drawing adventure picture strips for girls, published by D.C.Thomson in Dundee, Scotland and IPC Magazines in London, supplying illustrations for teenage and adult magazines, for example, Woman’s Own and The Lady and national newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Mirror Group, at the same time, contributing to the house magazines of BP, British Gas and Royal Mail.
In the 1990s she was commissioned to design a series of commemorative coins depicting members of the British Royal Family, celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee for example and other royal anniversaries.
Losing the use of her right hand in the early seventies was a set back. She has since learned that she has ‘Focal Dystonia of the Right Hand’, (an unknown ailment at the time). Learning to use her left hand was a challenge which she overcame!
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