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The Artist Painting The Climate Change Storm She Sees On The Horizon



27-year-old artist Ellis O’Connor is not interested in idyllic. Her unique lifestyle as a young crofter revolves entirely around the volatility of the elements. Netflix and chill isn’t an option. With sheep to gather and crops to tend - she has to face the storm no matter what.

This incredible, raw and (for her) everyday force is what she strives to paint. As a younger artist, she travelled to Svalbard and got a front row seat to the devastating effects of climate change. This was the wake up call she needed.

This reinforced the very reason she wanted to make work. Ellis wanted to show the world what was coming, but just as importantly: “remind the world what it already had”.  BBC Scotland / Loop

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