Using wonderfully loose brush strokes that bring a dynamism to the painting, Eleanor has created a series of semi-abstract scenes that perfectly evokes the sultry heat of a summer's day in the garden.
Summer's Day 4 is a semi-abstract scene into the outside world. In all three paintings she offers a view through, perhaps, a conservatory into a garden. Here we see stylised trees in the distance against a warm sky, while the paraphernalia of life that is so often assembled in a summer garden, forms a lively cohesion: parasol, table, chairs and flowers in a vase. Full of joy, visually the painting dances before our eyes.
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 family have moved to the Oxfordshire village where she grew up. Focusing now on her own paintings, she works from her studio and regularly exhibits to a growing following.
Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:30cm, W:38cm, Frame: H:38cm, W:46cm, D:3cm
Oil on board
Framed, unglazed, plain wooden frame painted white
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