"When I paint, I choose things I love, a wild cliff top walk with
spectacular views, a gorgeous bunch of sweet smelling hedgerow flowers
with some found objects, a glimpse of birds in my garden or cascades
of greenfinches falling from the cherry tree, and wide open beaches
that have their own mood and colour depending on the time of day. And
of course I can make up my colours depending on how I'm feeling being
in that place.
the fun side of being a painter you can do anything.anything you want.
I like to put in an unexpected colour, line or object, mainly to
please me, but also I think to make the viewer curious. And I do love
humour in my work too. If I can make someone smile, that's great!"
Elaine works by taking mental notes about colour, shapes, lines and textures whilst out walking. She is drawn to the haphazard nature of the countryside and seaside, and from man's intervention and marks on the landscape.