‘Beyond the Valley’
Hand Felted pure wool
Collect from gallery £150
Including UK delivery £180
Mounted and unframed
Including ivory mount 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Image 25 x 25 cm
Elaine originally trained at Liverpool Art School, Liverpool Polytechnic and graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design and a PGCE in Art and Design.
After a 25 year career as an Art teacher and sessional lecturer , she now pursues her own work and the challenges of a rugged and windswept landscape or coastline, the fleeting effects of light on colour, which impacts strongly on her felt work. She draws inspiration from the foreshores and estuaries around the West not Britain and the untamed landscape of Cumbria, Snowdonia, the Peak District and British moorland. She sets out to record the patterns and textures of the land created by changing tides, weather and light as the land is reshaped and reclaimed.
Elaine works initially in her sketchpad. She begins with a drawing and colour references on site and continues developing the work back in her studio using British and Norwegian pure wools, flax, linen and silks.