Ellen Merchant is a decorative artist, designer & printmaker based in London. Drawing from folk art, antique textiles and historical houses and gardens, her pattern-focused approach to design is playful, painterly and expresses the joy of the handmade mark.  Ellen demonstrates an original take on traditional hand-printing methods which is informed by her unique instinct for combinations of colour and pattern; treading the line between traditional and modern.

The Royal College of Art

MA Textiles - 2019 -2021

Camberwell College of Art, UAL

BA Hons Illustration - 2015 -2017

Central Saint Martins, UAL

Foundation in Art & Design - 2012-2013

Ellen's work is held in selected galleries and in private collections in the UK.


Ellen Merchant is available for both private commissions and commercial projects.