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Eleriin Ello (1984) Ello is a freelance painter, who lives and works in Tallinn. She graduated with a BA in print graphics (2007) and an MA in painting (2010) from the Estonian Academy of Arts. She has also in the painting department of the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. After completing her studies, Ello has focused primarily on her own body of work. Since 2010, she has given painting classes at the Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and participated as an illustrator in various projects. Ello’s work is based primarily on nature; the people in it and vice versa. She is also interested in the impact of the natural environment, in humankind as a force of nature and the more abstract (chaotic) aspects of nature. Ello’s painting style is basically realistic, and as variations, inclined toward abstractionism. Ello´s work has been awarded with the Young Painter Prize of the Baltic States (3rd place, 2012) and Sadolin Art Award in 2016.