At the academy he studied under the well known painters Michael John Angel (student of acclaimed artist Pietro Annigoni) and Jered Woznicki. Studying at the Academy centered around working extensively from the live model to produce figural and portrait work, while also painting Still Life.
In 2011, Mr. Ellis was invited to become a member of the Guild of Norfolk Artists and has shown his portrait and still life work in the successful annual Guild Exhibition.
In 2012, his portrait work was accepted for show at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the country.