Elaine's art explores connection, ancestry, time and nature.
Born in the north of England and gaining an art and music degree, Elaine worked in business and social work before becoming a professional artist. Elaine has developed an approach to art and expression which works instinctively in the ‘moving moment’.
Installation and sculpture work is an area where aspects of nature, evolution and our concepts of time are fully explored. We have become less trusting of these ancient and proven realities. Elaine documents the social landscape by challenging the social barriers and encouraging public opinion creating the unseen social comment. The work asks us reflect and consider all our sensory perception of ourselves and also to each other.
‘Turning ‘ages’ is an installation which completed a two year city library exhibition around the UK. The work permanently resides in the Westminster Reference Library in London’s West End. It is the 1st expression /installation of seven which is collectively known as ‘LIGAR’. Writing groups have been inspired by the work, and information regarding the tour can be seen in the blog.
The 2nd expression of ‘LIGAR’ – ‘SPOTtimespotTIME’ city walkabout has been touring since 2016. A levelling comment Elaine asks the public for their fingerprint also inviting a discussion about how they feel when they hand over their print. The work, when completed will serve as a fitting tribute in theses turbulent political times as a suitable humanitarian comment. Accessible to everyone Elaine travels countrywide and citywide to a wide diverse changeable audience. This is your chance to have your fingerprint on a national artwork.
Exploring aspects of time in relation to the person, Elaine’s paintings have a personal message on the back which is written at the time of ownership. These are unique paintings, no prints are made.
Elaine is part of the ‘manifest artists’ group, which is based in Bristol UK.