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Samantha  Ellis Fox

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Biographical Details

Samantha Ellis-Fox was born in 1969 in Bedford, England. She grew up in Omagh in Co. Tyrone, where she lived until moving to London in 1988 to study for a Certificate in Foundation Art and Design at Harrow. In 1992 she graduated with a BA Hons in History of Art from the University of Wolverhampton which was followed by a Masters Degree in 2002 from the University of Ulster. Samantha has been working from 2004 as a full time painter.  She works between her two homes in Co Tyrone and the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal and it is from these noble landscapes she gleans her inspiration from both land and sea. She draws upon the familiar … a horse, a goat or a cow in a field and interprets them with her own unique language which is at a remove from mere replication. Long since one of the leading artists in the north west, Samantha Ellis-Fox has an easily recognizable style. She has exhibited regularly on both sides of the border and has shown at Royal Ulster Academy and Boyle Arts Festival. Her work is held in private and public collections including that of the Office of Public Works.


 Exhibitions

2015/16
Invited artist Boyle House Arts Festival, Co Roscommon
Private Commission "Donegal Coast"
Open Submission Glebe House & Gallery, Easter Exhibition 
Tyrone Open Submission Exhibition, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Private commission of 6 large paintings for FOX DENTAL SURGERY, Letterkenny
Private commission of 3 works on Japanese Paper, Dublin

2014
Two person show with Brian McDonagh, Ross Fine Art, Ramelton
Cavehill Gallery selected group exhibition, Belfast
McKenna Gallery Group Exhibition featuring Irish Artist Brian Ballard
 
2013
Ross Fine Art Open Submission Group Exhibition (prizewinner)
“Ten Artists” Ross Fine Art, Ramelton (prizewinner)
Cavehill Christmas Show, Belfast
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

2012
Ross Fine Art Open Submission Group Exhibition

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Summer Group Exhibition, McKenna Gallery
Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal
Cavehill Christmas Show, Belfast

 2011
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal (prizewinner)
Summer Group Show, Castle Upton Gallery, Belfast
Group Christmas Exhibition, McKenna Gallery
Cavehill Gallery, Christmas Show, Belfast
                                                                                                      
2010
Solo Exhibition, McKenna Gallery, Omagh
Cavehill Gallery, Christmas Show, Belfast
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
European Group Show, Paris, France on behalf of Omagh District Council
Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal
Ace of Arts Group Show, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

2009
“Four Artists” Group Show, McKenna Gallery, Omagh
Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal
“Reflections of Our Coast” Castle Upton Gallery, Belfast
International Art Fair, Paris, France, with the Millrace Gallery, Dublin
Summer Group Show, The Russell Gallery, Co Clare
Christmas Group Exhibition, Ace of Arts Gallery, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

 2008
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal

Summer Group Show, McKenna Gallery, Omagh
Summer Group Show, Ennis Gallery, Co Clare
“Northern Lights” 2 person show with Josephine Kelly, Russell Gallery, Co Clare

2007
Royal Dublin Society, Art Ireland, Dublin
Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal
Cork Art Fair, Cork
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
RNLI Exhibition of North West Artists, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Dublin Art Fair, Christmas Exhibition
Summer Group Show, Ennis Gallery, Co Clare
Christmas Group Show, Castle-Upton Gallery, Belfast

 Awards
2014

Prizewinner Ross Fine Art Open Submission
2 person show

2013
Prizewinner Ross Fine Art Open Submission
 
2011
Prizewinner, Glebe Gallery, Derek Hill House, Co Donegal


 2010
Awarded Travel Bursary To Paris, France to represent Omagh District Council

 Collections
Office of Public Works.
Gardai station, Buncrana
Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.

Mellon Country Hotel
Private Collections in UK, Ireland, France, Oman, Abi Dhabi

Inclusion in The Public Catalogue Foundation “Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

Galleries Represented
McKenna Gallery, Omagh
39 Steps Gallery, Londonderry

Castleupton Gallery, Templepatrick
Russell Gallery, Co Clare
Ross Fine Art, Letterkenny
Millrace Gallery, Dublin
Ace of Arts Gallery, Letterkenny
Cavehill Gallery, Belfast



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