Ellen, the Photographer

Although I have been more active in the performing arts area, and at present I am concentrating on my writing, I have always had a love of photography and art. I seriously started taking photos when I bought my first good digital camera in 2004.

Light and colour have always inspired me, and the love of flowers and plants, with their endless array of colour and shapes, is a great joy.

My work to date has been principally of flowers, many of which are featured on my website.

However, I also love to take photos of old buildings and their architectural styles, and landscapes.

I was born in and lived most of my life in Townsville, North Queensland. Townsville is fortunate to have a number of heritage buildings, and a few years ago my love of architecture and history inspired me to take a series of photographs of some of these buildings. My family roots go deep in Townsville, as a great-great-great grandfather was one of the town’s pioneers. He built the first Criterion Hotel in 1865. Unfortunately, it burned down, so I was unable to take a photograph of it.

To the Photo Galleries


Art About through PTRG until 2012

Group Exhibitions
Christmas Show of Small Works.
26 November 2010 – 24 December 2010. Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery

Compact Prints 2010
8 October – 7 November 2010. Umbrella Studio, Townsville.

Mum’s Day Exhibition.
7 May – 30 May 2010. Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery

Solo Exhibitions
Display at Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition
19 – 23 July, Mercure Inn, Townville.

Group Exhibitions
Small Works of Art
3 November – 6 December. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Keynote Capers.
28 July – 16 August 2009. Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery

4 – 23 August 2009. Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre

Solo Exhibitions
Display at Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition
13 – 18 July, Mercure Inn, Townville.

Exhibition at Table 51, 51 Palmer Street, Townsville
27 July – 30 November

Group Exhibitions
Compact Prints 2008
17 October – 16 November 2008, Umbrella Studio, Townsville.

Group Exhibitions
Biennial North Queensland Conservation Council Postcard Artshow
9 November – 9 December 2007, Umbrella Studio, Townsville.

Finger Licking Good – 2008 Members’ Exhibition
14 December 2007 – 17 February 2008, Umbrella Studio, Townsville.