Eleanor was born in Hampshire, England. She studied at Norwich School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She now lives in Hastings and has been represented by Heart since 2014
Eleanor works in the mixed medias of paint, charcoal, ink and collage, all of which are underpinned by a bold style of drawing and concise compositions. Her ideas are rigorous, finding eloquent solutions to taxing and sensitive subject matters. She works regularly with editorial clients such as The Guardian, The New York Times and The New Yorker, earning herself a reputation for interpreting difficult briefs on a short deadline. She has tackled subjects such as rape, slavery, genocide and mental health with an intelligent understanding to create resonating images.
The narrative quality of her artworks has meant that Eleanor has also worked regularly on book reviews and articles about literature. She has illustrated a book of short stories ‘Half a Creature from the Sea’ by David Almond, published by Walker Books and also ‘Secrets of the Sea’ a non-fiction compendium of the hidden flora and fauna of our oceans, published by Big Picture Press. In addition she has worked on corporate branding projects for Nokia and Microsoft and a book for Active Minds, creating re-usable painting activity packs for people with dementia. Her work has been used for wrapping paper by Wrap magazine and she creates her own series of greetings cards and prints.
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Active Minds, Aeon Magazine, Barnard Magazine, Big Picture Press, Canal River Trust, De Morgen, Die Zeit, Forum for the Future, Furman Magazine, The Guardian, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Kenyon Review, New Internationalist, The New Republic, New Statesman, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nokia/Microsoft, Oprah Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Stanford Business, The Telegraph, The Times, Variety, Walker Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Woodland Trust