Ella Driscoll is a native San Franciscan. She graduated from Lowell High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley. After a long career in medical technology, she was able to take up art full time.
To fulfill a lifelong interest in art, she studied painting with Marc Luca at Berkeley Evening School.
Ella then studied photography with Master Photographer, Allen Stross, and took classes in photography and art at San Francisco City College. as well as at San Francisco State College. She studied water color with watercolorist Richard Yip who taught plein air classes in San Francisco and with artist Elmer Bischoff.
Ella also studied pastel drawing with Hispanic artist, Rupert Garcia, print making with Fred Berensmeier, and took photo classes with Roger Minick.
Awards include Purchase Prize, San Francisco Art Festival, scholarship award to the Art Academy in San Francisco, New Brunswick Bureau of Tourism, State of Alaska, city of Pacifica, and many merit awards from the San Francisco Women Artists.
Her works include painting, photography, collage, mixed media, and assemblage. Her art is included in collections of the City of San Francisco and private collections in the United States and Scotland.