Her Famous Primrose Garden
Collect from gallery £350
Including UK delivery £370
Image 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Including limed ash frame 38.75 x 38.75 cm
Available in our Exhibition ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ opening online on Sunday March 14 2021
Ellie studied art at the Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds in the late 1960s and early 1970s. After a varied career as organic gardener, full-time mother and university lecturer, she returned to her first love, art, in Hereford (where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration). She now concentrates on painting gardens, both real and imaginary. In doing this, she has joined the long tradition of painters depicting the garden as a theatre for many of the significant events – mostly joyful, but also more contemplative or poignant in our lives. Her paintings are inspired particularly by the composition and jewel-like sense of colour of Persian and Mughal miniatures and medieval Books of Hours. They also reflect her own experience of working in the gardens of big country houses in Worcestershire and Ireland, and her love of the history of garden design.
Ellie paints gardens, depicting scenes of joy, surprise, intimacy and communication with nature.
Her paintings are also published as limited edition giclee prints. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy at Bristol, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in London, and other venues in the Cotswolds, Powys, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Hay-on-Wye.