Ellen Bowles is a native Los Angeleno artist and designer who has loved drawing since she was a child.  She graduated from OTIS College of Art and Design in 2013 with a BFA in Fashion Design.  After graduation, she turned the focus of her work from clothing design to fashion illustration.   Fueled by her love for her culture and inspired by the beautiful women in her life, her passion for drawing Black women and Afrocentric art flourished.  Her materials of choice include graphite, colored pencils, markers, and ink.

Ellen currently lives in Los Angeles, California.