Eleonora Knowland

I will return to the poem “Moons and tides, Walberswick” by Oliver Bernard for my work this year. When I first started the project I intended to do a series of etchings. I have now started that work, but not only etchings, also mezzotints. These are a wonderfully painterly type of print that are very labour intensive but really worth while, bring an ethereal quality to the light. Although this is a move away from painting, the principles for me are the same: Attempting to catch the meaning of the poem in images, either abstract or literal. Trying to catch the same light and emotion in the finished piece as in the original subject.

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Born in Holland in 1952, Eleonora Knowland moved to London at the age of three and was educated at a Rudolph Steiner school. Married to a Suffolk farmer, she has lived in East Anglia since 1970 and much of her creative inspiration is derived from the subtle beauty of the open Suffolk landscape. From a career in interior design and fashion, Eleonora studied Fine Art at Colchester School of Art and Design where she graduated in 2006 with a First Class Honours degree. She has exhibited in both East Anglia and London.

Recent Exhibitions
Fisher Theatre Gallery
Halesworth Gallery
Naze Gallery
Apex Gallery


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