‘Kevin’ artist in business award finals

Artist Ella Hendy. Picture by Rachel Prew
Artist Ella Hendy. Picture by Rachel Prew

Banbury artist Ella Hendy is a finalist in the Networking Mummies UK Ltd Recognition National Business Awards.

Ella, of Ella art, is well known locally for her original paintings – particularly her bunnies and teddies – not forgetting Kevin the Zebra who even has his own fan club, with the hashtag #welovekevin.

Ella says: “I see the world differently since having children and that is reflected in my art.

“My paintings often contain images of childhood, whether that be a portrait, toys, or just a sense of fun.

Ella is a finalist in the Best Product category of the awards.

Ella said: “You don’t often think of art as a product, but the judges have looked at it this way and I am actually up against another artist in the final.

“My paintings are certainly a product of my creativity, and a lot of work goes into them, so I guess they are a product in that sense.”

Networking Mummies UK Ltd has 32 branches in the UK and supports mums, dads and families in business with free networking events and affordable workshops.

This is the third year Networking Mummies UK Ltd has hosted its National Business Awards to recognise hardworking mums and dads across the country.

The winners will be announced at a glitzy black tie awards ceremony on April 16at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham.

Ella will also be taking part in Oxfordshire Artweeks in May.

See www.ellaart.co.uk