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About The Artist

Rowynn Ellis (formerly CCJ Ellis) is a fantasy illustrator and Author from Bangor, North Wales. Their work is inspired by fantasy and mythology, drawing from ancient Celtic culture. They work mainly with pen, ink and watercolour, Photoshop and ProCreate. 

Ellis attended University and achieved a Degree in Illustration and a Masters in Design Communication. They have launched several successful Kickstarters, one of which lead

to the international publication of their first book 'Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts', which explores the creatures of Welsh folklore. 

Over the years Ellis has produced work for Wizards of the Coast and Eye of Newt Press. Ellis has also been featured in several online blogs and magazines, including

Imagine FX Magazine and Y Lle’ on Welsh TV channel S4C. They have also taken part

in a one to one Podcast with 'Pencil Kings' and appeared on the BBC 'Wales Today' Show.

Right now Ellis is working on a series of personal projects and continuing to

explore, document and research dragons (and dragon-like creatures) from Welsh folklore. Their aim, to create more published resource books that take you on a journey through

the symbolism, history and potential natural history of Wales’ most renowned mythical creatures. 

​In their spare time Ellis has a passion for wild swimming, archery, terrariums, animal rehabilitation and supports the charity Wolf Watch UK


Wizards Of The Coast

Magic The Gathering

Eye Of Newt Press

Exhibitions & Events

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