Cynthia Ellis was born in Trinidad. She is a self-taught artist specializing in watercolours. Most of her formal training was obtained at Bishop’s Anstey High School. It was her work in Servol in 1985 with pre-school children that revived the spark of art which had remained dormant since her school days. She loves flowers and foliage and enjoys painting from live specimens. She has the ability to capture the fragile, delicate and finest details of her subjects.
Heeding the advise of the late Noel Vaucrossen, she studied the flower paintings of other artists and used the best materials that she could afford.
In 1995 and 1997 she mounted two solo exhibitions. She has shown her works at Mark Pereira’s Summer Collection at 101 Tragarete Road, from 1996 – 2003.
She joined the organization “Women in Art” in October 1999. Her work “Onions” was chosen for publication in the “Women in Art”. Since then, she has shown her works at their annual exhibition.
In June 2004, six (6) members of the “Women in Art” organization held a group exhibition at the Bois Cano, Kapok Hotel. Cynthia Ellis was one of the participants.
In the last four (4) years UNATT have released Christmas Cards to meet their objectives. In 2001, 2003 and 2005 Ellis’ designs were chosen for UNATT’s Christmas Card Collection.
The United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago (UNATT) is a voluntary nonprofit organization established to advance the objectives of human development.
She attended a Figure Drawing workshop under Greer Jones-Woodham in 2003 and in 2005 a similar workshop under Irenee Shaw-Cozier, which led to her contribution of a water-colour painting entitled “We Going Home” which embodied the theme “Happy Families, Happy Homes”. Her contribution helped to promote the Trinidad & Tobago Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
In 2005, she was invited to participate in the multicultural Club Grand Charity Art Auction at the President’s House. Proceeds from her work was donated to charities.
She is an active member of the “Women in Art” group, and continues to show her work at their annual exhibition.