In 2015, Brazen Edwards opened Ellis Art Studios, a multi-disciplinary 6000 sq ft Fine Arts Center located in Kelowna, BC. Her mission is to develop the art community by engaging and empowering artists with hands-on initiatives that create self-sufficiency. They utilize a mentor-apprentice model that prepares artists, emerging or professional to develop their art and design skills as a pathway to entrepreneurship. The studio offers visual art/design-based workshop programs, consulting services, professional art supplies, custom framing and affordable studio work space to help fine artists become successful in the art world.
The mission of Ellis Art Studios is to provide quality affordable studio space and programs to emerging and established artists who have demonstrated a commitment to the Okanagan Region. They provide the serious artist and passionate beginner an opportunity to study with accomplished artists through an “Atelier” environment. Students acquire the skills necessary to inject their work with sound craftsmanship, convincing technique and visual authority.