Sheffield illustrator raises over £57,000 for charity

A Sheffield artist has raised over £57,000 for good causes by selling her painted sculptures.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 5:28 pm
Sheffield-based illustrator Sian Ellis

Work by illustrator Sian Ellis has raised £57,142 for charities by selling works she has painted since March.

The works have all been on display as part of arts trails across the U.K.

Starting with a six foot wallaby in the Isle of Man in the Spring, Sian has travelled to the sites of four trails across the U.K. to create the painted pieces, including producing multiple works for individual trails.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Four of the sculptures painted have been for projects in collaboration with Wild in Art, a partner behind the Herd of Sheffield in 2016.

Sian said: ““I’ve loved taking part in every single trail. I’ve had the chance to visit some beautiful places for the first time, and work alongside some brilliant artists. Plus every trail has been raising money for inspiring causes. I’m absolutely delighted and flabbergasted with the amounts the sculptures have raised. I still can’t quite believe it.

“I only started illustrating last year so it feels amazing to have achieved something so significant in this short time. I have already been commissioned to produce works for a further two trails in 2020 and am looking forward to growing the charity raise even further.”

For more information about Sian, please visit her official website at

To see Sian's sculptures, and keep up-to-date with her work, please visit her Instagram page at www.instagram/thisissianellis.