Eleanor an encaustic artist who paints vibrant landscapes using molten wax. The technique was used by the ancient Egyptians to paint the walls and ceilings of the tombs because the wax seals the pigment allowing it to retain its vibrancy.
Alongside her painting, Eleanor is also an architectural designer, which has enabled her to develop a keen eye for detail. She was brought up on the edge of Dartmoor, which has influenced much of her works of art. Drawing from the dramatic landscapes of the moors and surrounding landscapes Eleanor has tried to capture the atmosphere and lighting through the use of blending different pigments of wax and using varying densities of the medium.
She finds this kind of painting helps her to relax from the stresses and general rush of city life and helps her to reconnect with the natural world.
The fluidity of the medium often creates a spontaneous and unpredictable outcome.