Ive always been passionate about art. When I was young I was happiest when I was sitting quietly, drawing cartoons all day. As I grew older, my work grew with me, and with practice, I taught myself how to do detailed sketches. Now I draw whatever I find emotive and visually inspiring. My style is very eclectic, usually because I like to experiment with different techniques. I like using acrylics and drawing with pencil and inks, I especially like to sketch and then digitally paint or manipulate my artwork. Mainly I paint for pleasure, but I do commissions and have been involved in projects, including work for calendars, murals, caricatures and illustrations. I have had my work displayed in various shows, including 2 successful solo exhibitions in Aberdeens' Belmont Cinema.
"The state of our heart at the moment of applying paint to a canvas gets into the mix somehow. What our audience actually 'gets' when they regard our work is simply how we felt while we were doing it."
- Eleanor Blair
I was lucky enough to grow up in the beautiful rugged, remote Scottish west coast. It inspired my imagination as did the wonderous stories and characters I read about. I am a self taught artist, experimenting with different techniques, bold colour, lines and shadow. I work with acrylic, oil and digital media.
Life is turbulent and unpredictable, this dictates what I paint. I am therefore completely unapologetic about my eclectic art style which is strongly influenced by raw emotion and beauty, striving to capture the subjects essence and soul. My art has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions around Scotland.