The artist featured here is Elly Thompson. If you like what you see get in touch with her. Find her on facebook as Eleanor J Thompson or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
I like the energy, and the colour of Elly’s paintings. I’ve put a few photographs on this page but, as usual, they don’t do the paintings justice. Maybe buy one to bring energy and colour to your room or just to support a local painter. For all the work put into these paintings they’re very reasonably priced.
My favourites tend to lean towards the magical, the non realistic – with a couple of exceptions because the colour does it for me. I love the fluorescent quality of the colours and the energy created by the images, the shapes and the swirls. All the paintings are done in acrylic.
The geese at the lake is a tranquil scene, evoking tales of Beatrix Potter, and I imagine this is how it looked a century or more ago. And that goose is still looking at the audience.
The field of horses at Ross is a pastoral scene showing the strength and beauty of these magnificent animals.The light shimmers over the landscape and nothing exists ouside this green pasture.
Wild Horses is a spectacular magical scene full of colour and such energised focus. This is one of my favourites.
Climbing the Cairns at the Equivox reveals the of symbols drafted 5,000 years ago by an ancient but honourable people. Elly’s painting is an evocation of the awe that it inspired both then and now.
This painting has a fantastical quality with vibrant colours. Something Tolstoy might recognise, I think, and another of my favourites. I keep peering into it looking for hobbits.
This painting to the left is a teasing conflagration that tricks my eyes into roving around instead of staying in one place. I feel like there is something moving, just outside my line of vision, and that if I’m quick, I can spot it. Yes, yet another favourite.
Another two vibrant and energetic paintings that long remain in the mind.
Elly has made great use of colour in the image on the left. Beautiful depth of colour on the horizon reflects in the lake. Sunset orange, yellow and a pink in the sky with a chevron of birds between them. Deeper pink and blue in the tree and echoed on the rock, lifts this out of the ordinary. Yet another favourite.
Wonderful shadows and shades, as though a rainbow has taken over the leaves. A tangle of energy and mystery. Elly makes great use of vibrant and bold colours.
These make a fine pair to hang on your wall and are two of my favourites. They both have so much energy and vibrant colour, from Show of Spring on the right to Megaliths and Flowers on the left.
The one on the left has the mystical symbols from the Cairns woven into the design and celebrates the people of over 5,000 years ago.
I think this is a superb collection by Elly, wondrous, mystical and vibrant. Thank you.
The exhibition was held at Witch’s Hill Heritage Centre, Art Gallery and Tearoom in Oldcastle.