Ella is a mixed media artist based in Worcester, England, where she lives with her husband Steve and daughter Isabelle.
Nicknamed ‘Doodle’ by her dad when she was little, Ella has been an avid ‘doodler’ her entire life, taking inspiration from everything around her.
In 2020, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery to find her voice as an artist, learning from Elli and Dimitra Milan at the Milan Art Institute. Here she explored new ideas, lost artistic inhibitions and found confidence as an artist.
“In a fast-paced, busy world, I’m inspired to create a moment of escapism, blending reality with imagination.”
Ella's work can be described as abstract realism, often combining realistic portraiture with experimental mark making and mixed media techniques. Her work has been described as romantic, dreamlike and peaceful.

Exhibitions, events and features 

I'm taking time to look after my newborn daughter, Isabelle, but will return to painting - follow my social media accounts for any updates ✨️
Instagram: @ella.buchanan.art 
Facebook: Facebook.com/EllaBuchananArt
  • November: Selected for Arts to Hearts' 100 Emerging Artworks international publication 
  • 1 September - 8 October: Worcester Film Festival: Lights, Camera... Paint! Art Trail. See more details here.
  • 19 - 29 August: Worcestershire Open Studios. See more here
  • 10 - 17 June: Enough to See exhibition, Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire 
  • 11 - 23 May: Worcester in Harmony exhibition, Worcester Cathedral 
  • April: Feature: Midlands Living magazine 
  • March: Visiting artist, Perryfields Primary School, Worcester 
  • January: Demonstration, Worcester Society of Artists 
  • January: Worcester Open Exhibition, The Art House, Worcester
  • January: Worcester Society of Artists Exhibition, Worcester Art Gallery and Museum
  • September: Worcester Society of Artists Exhibition, The Hive, Worcester 
  • June: Milan Art Exhibition, Spetses, Greece
  • December: Worcester Society of Artists Exhibition, Worcester Art Gallery and Museum
  • December: Worcester Open Exhibition, The Art House, Worcester 
  • May: NHS Health Minds Art Trail, Worcester 


  • Portraits for NHS Heroes initiative