Hello there! I am Nicola Ellen,

After a few false starts over the years, I fell into drawing buildings almost by accident after picking up a book on amazing buildings in Sheffield that I then wanted to find, learn all about and draw. Since then drawing buildings has become a bit of an obsession… okay, a lot of an obsession. Combined with a love of travelling, you just can’t stop me!

I illustrate beautiful buildings around Sheffield and further afield and sell them as prints. I also take commissions for building portraits too so a personalised artwork of your favourite building can be displayed on your wall.

I am lucky enough to live in Sheffield, and draw great inspiration from the fantastic historic buildings around the city as well as the beautiful sights of the Peak District and the Moss Valley right on my doorstep. With the best of both worlds it’s so easy to soak up inspiration. I love working with traditional media; pen, ink pencil and paper. I’m never without a sketchbook and pencil!

I am open to commissions, collaborations and any other exciting ideas, so why not email me at hello@nicolaellenillustration.com and say hi!