Elaine has been making art for close to 20 years, not counting the crayons, scissors and paste dearly loved as a child. A lifelong learner and now a retired Nurse which has allowed her to dive in deeply to creating art. She has been involved in a wide range of courses and workshops. “My paintings are images of an expression of the world around me. Inspired by the amazing natural landscape wherever I am, whether its kayaking, hiking or cycling or just simply walking the dogs in my neighbourhood. I see scenes and images, colours and designs that inspire me.” She is currently exploring more abstracted images and applying the looser, more intuitive feel of abstraction to landscapes, scenes and images. Most of her work is created using acrylic paint but almost always includes a variety of mixed media such as pastels, ink, collage, watercolour and oil crayon.
“I feel that creating art is an act that invites the artist and the viewer to create meaning and story within themselves. I hope my art brings some enjoyment, curiosity and/or possibly eliciting the viewer to create a personal story or emotion(s) with which they can relate.”