In wonderfully loose brushstrokes, Eleanor has created – Dressing Table – which depicts a world at once indistinct and undefined in a swirling sea of white, tinted with eau de nil, sage green, turquoise and rosy pink. Into this calm world she has woven a domestic scene in restrained black outline, the image does not feel like a moment captured like a camera, but rather a longer stretch of time, perfectly encapsulating an atmosphere. At the heart of the work is the back view of a cat, as imperious as the Egyptian cat god Bastet, whose sacred world is a dressing table complete with lamp, mirror and vase of flowers exploding with burgundy and white blooms.
Eleanor is based in Oxfordshire, she graduated in 1998 from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she studied Illustration with Animation. She then worked for a decade in London as a professional free-lance illustrator, her clients including Unilever, Waitrose, Radio Times, and The Telegraph. Her illustration has been exhibited at Images 30 and Images 31-A01 The Best of Contemporary Illustration and the 2005 Artist and Illustrators Exhibition. In 2011 Eleanor and her husband moved to the Oxfordshire village where she grew up. She now takes pleasure in watching her children having the same carefree upbringing she enjoyed. Focusing now on her own paintings, she works from her studio and regularly exhibits to a growing following.
Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:90cm, W:75cm, Frame: H:100cm, W:86cm, D:5cm
Acrylic on board
Framed, plain, white painted wooden frame with inner black moulding, unglazed
Burford Garden Company is acting as an agent on behalf of the artists displaying work in this online gallery. Refunds on works are discretionary and goods must be returned within seven days of purchase, at the latest.