I schooled at Sutton High and trained in Design at Kingston University and The Kent Institute of Art and Design (BA hons). More importantly I was born to a family of creative people and so will never let go of a burning ambition and family tradition to carry on doodling and writing until I die.
I moved to Cornwall in 1996 after working for the Government, administering aid during the war in the former Yugoslavia, followed by a stint at the Kuwaiti Embassy in the Cultural Counsellor's offices. I had come to realise I was not a careerist and London was not for me after a trip to Rio for the Carnival. I had become bored of buying handbags and being ignored on trains, Rio was full to the brim with the force of life. I looked for my own Rio, nearer to home, and found Falmouth. Cornwall was cheap, physically stunning and full of creative types, a place I could never feel like the 'odd one'. For the first two years, I attempted to build a career in the Arts - managing art galleries and studying towards a Masters in History of Modern Art. I had thought to open a gallery of my own, selling objects that I would love to possess. I doodled and painted all this time, with a modicum of success.
The Careerist thing was going to get me again and one day, whilst bored working in someone's gallery, a friend came in and asked if I would like to sail to the Caribbean. I spent most of the next ten years sailing, and cooking for rich people on amazing boats and catching freckles around the world. The sea was great, bills never came arrived and there were no shops.
Cornwall always called and friends and family were missed, so I returned to my adopted home. Of all the places I had seen, this was still the prettiest. Now I study nature and human creation with vigour. I attempt to capture the essense of the subject and try to fit everything I see and feel into a two dimensional space. A picture is a communication between the creator and the viewer, and it is my intention to work positively and with love to conclude in pictures which tap into the happy place in peoples' hearts. I am most happy when emmersed in the creative process, and enjoy the journey I am on where there is so much scope for experimentation.
Now in my third year of practising as a professional artist, I undertake commissions, show in exhibitions and produce cards and prints from some of my work. I also support a handful of talented artists as their agent and promote their careers. I have a small studio/gallery space in Falmouth called Atelier Eloise, where I showcase work, sometimes work from and sell locally crafted jewellery too.