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Eleanor King

  • I love to paint serene light, gentle colours in a calm space, mists drifting, playing with distant horizons - I feel the need to capture arresting views that give me joy, and share them. The elusive goal is to recreate that moment that stopped you in your tracks, the scene that made you just stop, and look . . . and stay looking.
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I love to paint serene light, gentle colours in a calm space, mists drifting, playing with distant horizons – I feel the need to capture arresting views that give me joy, and share them. The elusive goal is to recreate that moment that stopped you in your tracks, the scene that made you just stop, and look . . . and stay looking.

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Eleanor’s coastal paintings can be viewed at the Tidal Gallery, Kingsbridge, and her Dartmoor paintings at the Cider Press Gallery in Dartington, Totnes. Both galleries hold a collection of her limited edition fine art giclee prints.

Eleanor studied at Harrow Art School and went on to have a successful career in London as a graphic designer and illustrator.  A painting holiday to Scotland, (meant as a relaxing antidote to the demands of her second career in clinical nutrition), reignited her passion for the British landscape and watercolours in particular.  She has recently won two watercolour awards in the 2019 Artist Magazine Open Competition, and has exhibited in Surrey, the Contemporary Art Fair in Newbury, Patching’s Art Centre in Nottingham, and locally at the Harbour House gallery, Kingsbridge.

‘The countryside has always been a source of pleasure for me, whether it’s a local dog walk or travelling further afield to hike the wilder areas of the British Isles. Simply being immersed in beautiful landscape – whatever the weather – is pure food for the soul. I love the luminosity and serendipitous nature of watercolour and am drawn towards landscapes with unusual light, or mists that drift through open spaces, or play with large distant horizons. My goal is to explore both Dartmoor and the coastal paths of Devon, and do more sketching en plein air, from which to develop studio paintings.

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