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Elaine Fowke

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Artwork for Elaine Fowke

Discovery, dragon orchard

Peacock, Evora

Orange grove

Autumn, Acton Beauchamp

Anne's Balcony

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My current paintings are influenced by the natural world, soaking in the environment around me for inspiration - contrasts in light and shade especially . I love being outside and plein air painting is a great way of responding to the to the landscape - working quickly and making sketches in oils to sometimes work on in the studio.
​I work mainly in oil paint – sometimes acrylics too.
I enjoy working on commissions, whether a beloved pet portrait or a landscape that has a special meaning, it's a great feeling when a finished piece is handed to the person and I see how much they love it!

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Escapism, expression, frustration and (sometimes) a sense of achievement!

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Elaine Fowke Paintings

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have run adult recreational painting workshops and crafts at St Michaels tower in Gloucester and art to children up to the age of 13 in schools.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Foundation course (Portfolio) at HCA 2006/7

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

H-Art 2021 - Dragon Orchard
H-Art 2022 - Dragon Orchard
FarOpen Art trail shared open studio - July 2023
The George Newnham FarOpen exhibition - November 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Word of mouth commissions and instagram
Exhibitions 2024:
Excited to be exhibiting at a joint spring exhibition 29th April 2024 to 4th May at The Weavers Gallery in Ledbury.
and during H.Art at “The Affordable Garden Art” exhibition at Canwood Gallery , Checkley.

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