Artists / Ellsworth Overton

Harvey Ellesworth Overton was born in Canada in 1943. When he was in his twenties and early thirties, Canada's freezing winters let him to warmer climes of Mexico, where he spent six months of each year for seven years. 


He met his wife June while she was travelling to America and followed his heart to Australia. Ellsworth periodically returns to Canada to his studio - a cabin in the heart of the Canadian forest. 

The influence of Canadian artist Emily Carr is evident in the richness of the colours he uses. Overton's work is eagerly sought by his large North America follwing who love his Australian bush paintings for their idyllic beauty.


Many of Overton's paintings appear to capture a single moment in time and strike a chord with those who understand the Whispering Tranquillity of the Australian bush. There is a powerful recognition of his work of the delicate eco system that supports the flora and small native animals that so frequently appear in his paintings. With meticulous style he captures the dappled light through the trees, the bright sunsets and density of the lush bush environment. Also of interest are his urban fantasy painting, where imagination and humour untie to delight. 


He is represented in civic and private collections worldwide. 




Fairy House in the Bush 2015 by Ellsworth Overton

Fairy House in the Bush

Water Colour on paper

37cm x 27cm