Meet the maker Ella Johnston

I’m Ella Johnston, a British artist and illustrator based in the East Anglian countryside. My illustrations are created with watercolour and ink. As you can see I really like illustrating birds.

I have a passion for drawing birds and am fond of doing so even when it isn’t work.

My design philosophy is one of simplicity, harmony and elegance, using clean, uncluttered composition. My drawings are inspired by folk art, Scandinavian motifs, classic botanical and avian illustrative prints of the 19th Century.

My illustrations and stationery collections have been commissioned by, and showcased in, Guardian Labs for Brittany Ferries, St. Martin’s Press, The Eighty Eight Magazine, Firewords, Boots Health and Beauty, Elle Decoration, Stylist’s Emerald Street, Homemaker, and Ideal Home. I am also creative director and illustrator for the independent publishers Dunlin Press.