"I see my paintings existing like music or poetry. There is not a clear narrative in the paintings, instead they are visual experiences to be felt on an emotional level."
Ele's recent work has taken inspiration from the ocean, nature and the natural world. She seeks to make images that have a feeling of light and space, the landscape and the sea, without being a literal representation. Living on the coast in Brighton has a definite influence on her work, conveying the openness and feel of space, depth and water.
Using a mix of materials Ele creates delicate layers of texture, drawing and colour to build an ambiguous space. The image is then worked and re_worked until the image is 'found'. Only when a balance and integration is achieved does Ele feel that the painting is finished.
"I believe in the power of ART to lift and transcend. There is a primitive sensitivity involved in mark making, and what these marks communicate to us. Sadness happiness joy frivolty grief. Or maybe a humanity.
I like to think of my paintings as 'visual poems'. This sensual world is one to be absorbed, felt, and enjoyed."