Ellie Arscott and friends

I have been sharing my love of colour and paint with clients for over 20 years. I paint, draw and illustrate from the whimsy to the corporate and collaborate with private clients and some of the city’s top arts and culture organizations, including scenic art for Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre and the children’s art activities at the annual Toronto's Field Trip  Music & Art Festival.

I love painting in groups and organizing sketching events with fellow children’s book writers and illustrators. I am currently working with local children’s musician Sing Along Tim to create artwork for his new album. My newest love is writing and illustrating my first children’s book. 

When not playing with paper and paint, I surround myself with what I love the most – the sound of my daughters’ laughter. 


Originally from Fenelon Falls, Ellie and her family call Toronto’s east end home. 

A graduate of Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration, Ellie is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC).