Eleanor studied Foundation Art at Harrow Art School, and went on to train as a graphic designer with a large commercial art studio in Soho, London. Free-lance self-employment followed and with a foundation of sound drawing skills always underpinning her work, Eleanor enjoyed incorporating illustrative elements into her designs.
However, after a period of absence from the design world raising a family, and studying for another career, Eleanor returned to the world of art in 2015 after a painting holiday in Scotland inspired her to explore the technical challenges posed by watercolours.
“I have always loved hiking and sailing, and being immersed in beautiful landscapes, so the sort of scenes or seascapes that capture beautiful light, or mists that drift through open spaces or play with large distant horizons, provide a rich vein of inspiration. I enjoy capturing scenes that fundamentally feel peaceful, calm and uplifting.”
“My somewhat rusty illustration skills came flooding back when
tackling food-oriented still-lives. Maybe my enthusiasm for cooking (I’m also a nutritionist) makes food a natural still life choice for me, but then beautiful landscapes can be food for the soul.”
Limited editions Giclee prints of some of her paintings are available, and personal commissions are considered.