Eric Ellis (b. 1964, Steventon, Exuma, The Bahamas) is largely an intuitive artist. His painting style is closely associated with the essence, colour and vibrancy of Junkanoo and is almost wholly representative of indigenous Bahamian culture. His subject matter often revolves around the performance of Junkanoo, the activities of native women and children, sailboat-scapes, local flora, religious and spiritual symbolism, and romantic vignettes of the Bahamian idyllic. His style is distinctive and is usually defined by the use of bright colours and graphic shapes. His work can be found in the National Collection of Art housed at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the D’Aguilar Foundation Art Collection, the Dawn Davies Collection and in many private collections in The Bahamas and around the world. He is retired from The Royal Bahamas Police Force and lives in Nicholl’s Town, Andros.
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