My solo show "Painting Nature" will be at Editions Ltd, 16 Cook Street, Liverpool. Private view on Thursday 7th February 2019. This will then go on for a further month till 30th March.
In this exhibition, Elaine aims to express those sensations that inspired her to paint these particular scenes: The light that holds and shapes the vegetation, water and sky.
She executed these paintings with wide, mostly lateral brushstrokes, using greens and earthly reds on a dark indigo background, which is easier for Elaine to see. On her more abstract flower paintings, Elaine wanted to see how her work brought together contrasting compositions whilst revealing her interest in observation, mark making and colour.
“I am not interested in representing ‘the facts’. I want my paintings to reveal something that works for me, something satisfying. In this body of work, I can see how my paintings are moving from the figurative to the abstract. Experimenting with paint and perspective, I hope to express freedom and energy on the canvas, allowing the paint marks to be interesting in their own right.”