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Eleanor Woolley, The Copse 2, Original Oil Naive Landscape Painting


Eleanor Woolley
The Copse 2
Original Oil Painting on Board
Size: H 15.3cm x W 20.3cm x D 2cm
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The Copse 2 is an original oil painting by Eleanor Woolley. This landscape shows a lovely little copse near Ashleworth in Gloucestershire.

Eleanor Woolley studied Sculpture at Leeds University and graduated in 2001, and also qualified as a Cabinet maker and Restorer, making furniture for a number of years. She now concentrates on painting which has become her passion, painting in oils and taking inspiration from landscape and the human form. At the beginning of her process, Ellie takes many photos and then draws sketches from life, taking all of this into the workshop to develop a composition. She works quickly with outlines and bright colours first, then uses brushes and palate knives, often cutting back into the painting surface and redrawing – her paintings often have an impressionistic feel to them. ‘I love to paint in situ, sometimes just stopping at the roadside to capture a beautiful landscape. Or sitting in the park sketching people chatting to their friends, I love to watch peoples body language, sometimes capturing those intimate moments.

Size: H:15.3 cm x W:15.3 cm

Eleanor Woolley was born in the Channel Island of Jersey, and moved to Gloucestershire where she was drawn to the outdoors, always taking walks in the landscape. Her first true love for painting came from an inspirational Art teacher at Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls where she started painting in Oils at thirteen years old. Here she learnt to paint using classic oil painting techniques, and was drawn to the figure from early life drawing lessons. During this period she was fortunate enough to work under Mary Fedden in her studio and with Portrait Sculptor Peter Lambda with whom she further developed her technique and composition. After gaining her BA Hons in Sculpture at Leeds University Eleanor travelled for some time in Asia before coming home to study Furniture making. Eleanor worked as a Cabinet maker and a Restorer before returning to Fine Art painting. Eleanor’s inspiration is taken from her surroundings where she has a love for the every day things, often passed by without a second thought. Eleanor’s paintings are vibrant, often painted Plein air and finished in the studio. Starting with bold outlines, many layers of paint are used to create the depth of colour. Her paintings are spontaneous, using washes of oil to create the desired form. Often finishing with a palette knife producing a pleasing texture. Her current work is inspired by the landscape of the Cotswolds, and contrasted with long shadows created by figures in urban landscapes. Instagram profile;

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