Ella Guru works in traditional oil paint on canvas, taking inspiration from painters like Caravaggio and Velasquez. She studied y in Ohio, and is a founding member of the Stuckist art movement. She particularly enjoys gender confusion, and the idea of changing one’s identity through makeup and costume.
After being a resident of London for 23 years, Ella Guru traded her surf band for real waves in Hastings on the UK south coast, and moved her usual nightlife paintings into the esoteric realm, painting the 22-card Major Arcana Tarot cards. She still travels often to London, Brighton and Berlin to bring inspiration back to her sea side studio.