About Ellis Nadler


I describe my pictures as key frames or storyboards for some sort of bizarre movie. Or perhaps as stage sets for an opera I shall write some day. 

I am interested in playing with allegories, metaphors and parables. I work mainly on paper using  the  skills and techniques acquired over many years as one of England's most successful illustrators. I lounge in London.


1971-75    London College of Printing and Goldsmiths College: BA Hons Fine Art.
1981    Brighton College of Art: Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking.
1975-2008  Worked as a freelance illustrator for clients worldwide in advertising, publishing, editorial and design. Award-winning photographer and author of several children's books. Recent group shows include Royal Academy Summer show, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Printmakers Council, European Illustration etc.

2008 - 2009 Concentrate on private commissions.

2009 - 2011 Develop the Project of U'ut

2015 - ? Writing "The Cumulative Index"