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ellie rusinova

Ellie Rusinova, BFA, MFA

Ellie Rusinova is a multicultural artist and Illustrator currently residing in Denver, CO. She holds a BFA in Illustration from RMCAD, and an MFA also in Illustration from the University of Hartford, CT. She and her husband Brandan Styles are an an artist team known for their circus variety of surrealism and thoughtful, humorous and sightly dark imagery. They travel the country taking part of some of the country’s best fine art festivals and cons. Her works hangs in many private collections and galleries around the country, and can be seen on She is passionate about teaching the magic of bringing realism, abstraction, design and a variety of media into striking stylized imagery. She strives to awaken the individual voice of each student, to help them find the source of their passion and delve into the “whys” of art, in addition to the “hows”.

Course Credentialing

Illustration Graduation Portfolio I, Drawing I, Illustrating Literature, Illustration Graduation Portfolio II, Illustration I, Illustration II, Illustration III, Illustration Marketing.

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