Model. Visual artist, and experimental realist.

It’s hardly surprising to hear that a model-turned-painter would find make-up fascinating; after all, make-up is just another medium and Ella Flood’s striking figurative works are often created with unexpected materials. Growing up with a model mom and photographer dad has equipped this LA native with a formative industry savvy and a remarkable fluency in the creative process, enabling Ella to realize the artistry at work in creating an image even as she’s the subject of it.

On the modeling front, Ella holds a soft spot for beauty jobs, particularly for Beauty is Boring with Robin Black, which showcases a spirit of experimentation that remains an inspiration.

Currently earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ella’s time in front of the camera has clearly informed her sense of composition and her instincts for crafting production—knowing how and when to make the most of extravagant costuming, set design, and, of course, make-up. With an emphasis on figurative works—including self-portraiture—Ella’s paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces offer a depth and complexity that’s as quirky, compelling, and inimitable as Ella herself.

Inspired. Inspiring. Visionary.



Bio by Merrill Feitell

“Her mood reminded me of what it feels like to be young and have the whole world stretch out in front of you with limitless possibilities.”

– Robin Black