Ellen Marie Moysons was born in 1994 and grew up in Kampenhout, Belgium. Initially aspiring to become a writer, at the age of 14 she came in contact with Belgian artist Kaat Tilley, who encouraged her to start drawing and painting.
Ellen studied Fine Art at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam from 2013-2014, and continued her education at the prestigious Barcelona Academy of Art where drawing, painting and sculpture were being taught according to traditional Renaissance principles. Upon seeing her talent and dedication, the school recruited her as a teacher after her graduation in 2017.
Ellen Marie is passionately driven to cultivate and spread beauty into the world. Her fascination for the human body manifests itself time and time again, often wrapped up in allegorical contexts or emotionally laden environments. Her work is an unwavering search for the essence of the human nature, a yearning to find the sublime within the ordinary. To her, painting is a way to grow from an imperfect to a more pure state, a way to find True Freedom.