Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

GORE Blimey!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

GORE Blimey!

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Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter

YOU wouldn't be made up bumping into any of these on a dark night...

But fear not, these are not creatures of the underworld, but rather creations from the mind of make-up artist Ellen Ruth Wilson.

By day, Ellen works behind the counter at The French Oven Bakery in Newcastle's Grainger Market, but by night the 20-year-old uses her make-up skills to create an array of terrifying characters.

Now she is hoping her scary skills will land her a job in special effects.

Ellen, of Deckham, Gateshead, said: "I'm a huge film fan and I use some of my favourite movies for inspiration."

Brian Wilson, 62, Ellen's dad, would introduce his daughter to some of his favourite old movies as she was growing up.

Soon Ellen developed a taste for sci-fi and horror films including Star Wars, Star Trek, Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser.

After taking a make-up course at Stock-Stock ton College and a media course at Gateshead College, Ellen now uses all her spare time to hone her make-up skills and has her eyes firmly set on a career in film. …

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