An early fascination with the wonders of nature, and the visual world, spurred Kirk Ellisonís interest towards art. He began learning photography at the age of ten, and had committed himself at that young age to an eventual career within that discipline, and study of light. Kirk studied art and design throughout his formative years, and began his career in commercial photography. The commercial work gave him the arena to practice lighting skills, and develop his own unique style and approach towards the subjects in his art, prints and posters.
From his zeal to create fine art, his affection for nature, along with his studio lighting skills, he began creating surreal art, prints and posters of flowers. In the studio he manipulates the light to accentuate the shape and texture of his subjects, sculpting those elements through lighting and exposure; creating images with a unique illusion of dimension. Many people respond to his work wanting to touch it to see if it is truly flat or three dimensional as it appears to be. There is a visual journey one begins when looking at his work. A journey characterized in the attention to details, the dimensional intrigue and inviting compositions of the art.
Kirkís art, prints and posters have been featured in juried exhibitions throughout the United States. His work is collected by private individuals, and corporations in the United States, and abroad; and is published internationally. Kirk Ellison was born in Ventura, California in 1969. He earned a BFA in design and photography in 1995. He continues learning from what he calls the best teachers; experience, and oneís own creative process.