Edwina Ellis was born in Sydney, Australia in 1946. She trained at the National Art School as a jewellery designer. In 1972 she came to London, and now lives in Wales. Since 1979 she has been working as a wood engraver, and her engravings have been exhibited in London, York, Boston and Sydney. Edwina Ellis designed the Bridge series of British one-pound coins with linocut, while a 2013 two pound coin and the recent Stephen Hawking fifty pence coin for 2019 are digital designs on an iPad. For The Times masthead she engraved polymer blocks and her Art on the Underground poster for TFL depicting London architecture consists of nine three-block colour engravings. Edwina pioneered engraving on homopolymer resins and recently developed relief printing apparatus using laser-cutting technology. With recent prints and films she continues to explore engraving with vinyl cutting that informed her Fine Art Practical PhD research at Aberystwyth University. She configured traditional wood engraving tools for Intaglio Printmaker London. Website.