Vic Ellis was a dental technician on Canvey Island and was given drawing and painting lessons by Harry Russell.
He become a successful commercial artist and a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and painted many shipping fleets for their owners and operators. A typical high quality painting of his ‘Barge ‘is shown below, from a photo given to Harry Russell by Bunty, Vic’s wife, for Christmas 1984.
Vic lived out his final years in Leigh on Sea.
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