Di Ellis's embroidery and art prints explore the natural world inspired by the art and design of the early vanita's and the natural world today.
Born and raised in Melbourne Di studied art after many years of working in hospitality running a successful cake shop and catering company. She went first to Box Hill Tafe earning a Diploma of Visual Art then moved onto Fine Art Print-making at RMIT completing honors with a Vice Chancellors award for excellence in 2008. Di has works held in a variety of public collections across the world. She is interested in human and animal rights and with her dislike of large crowds expresses her political voice through art. Her usual practice is to embroider on organza or reclaimed fabrics before photographing the works in a collage style from there producing solvent or ink jet prints . This allows for editioned limited series of art prints . Di's hobbies include bird watching and spending as much time as possible on the beach. Her bucket list ambition is to visit the 60 " man made" ocean pools on the New South Wales coast next summer.