Elly Bates is a fine artist based in Little Rock, AR. She has an honors BFA degree in painting from the University of Arkansas. Currently she works out of her home in Hillcrest. She works a lot in custom portraiture. Her work is primarily done in acrylic paint, but she also loves to use mixed media. Elly's personal artwork often is a response to the natural world around us. She uses memories and observation to create her abstracted landscape paintings.