Eleanor Spalding was born and raised between London and Dorset. After graduating in Fashion Design from Edinburgh College of Art she began a career within the costume department for Film and TV. She has recently returned to Dorset and immersed herself in the stunning vistas of the Purbeck landscape which have become a huge inspiration to her art practice.
Eleanor chooses to make most of her work ‘en plein air’ enjoying the energetic, immediate and visceral quality it brings to her work. Her drawings evoke the atmosphere of the Dorset landscape through expressive mark making and the use of rich, natural colours. She often explores the use of white space, allowing the landscape to appear like an explosion out of the frame. Her artwork invites the viewer to use their imagination and personal emotional response to interpret their vision of the contemporary landscapes.