Ellen was born in Trinidad and Tobago and is the grand-daughter of
Arthur Christiansen and cousin of Rupert Christiansen. She trained at
Chelsea School of Art and Camberwell Art School with Brian Taylor FRBS.
In 2011 she spent a year in Taylor’s studio making this life size sculpture of his Saluki lurcher, Lily.
She has been exhibiting with the Society of Portrait Sculptors who awarded her the Talos award in 2011.