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Elaine Fowke

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

I enjoy working in oil paint particularly and I work on a variety of subjects - I don't want to restrict myself to one, I'd rather react to something that pulls me in, contrasts in light and shade are especially enticing.
I love being outside and plein air painting is a great way of experiencing a true response the to the landscape - working quickly and making sketches in oils to sometimes work on in the studio.

I'm also happy when I'm painting animals - my books are open to commissions for pet portraits, it's great 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?: 

Observing, capturing moments as I see them, losing myself in the process.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Elaine Fowke Paintings

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

Returning to working as an artist after years away.
I have taught adult recreational painting 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

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Word of mouth commissions and instagram

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