"An appreciation for beauty is simply a stirring of the soul – Seat of the deepest emotions, the soul is nurtured by beauty"
The second of ten children, Eleanor was born in London in 1965 and spent her early childhood in Africa and Malaysia. She was classically trained in sculpture at The City and Guilds School of Art, London and in portraiture at the Cecil Graves school in Florence.
She celebrates the beauty of figurative sculpture and considers the human form the greatest artistic challenge. "Beyond the beauty of the external form, there is something that cannot be named, something ineffable, some deep inner holy essence.
Eleanor devotes much of her time to portrait commissions and her work can be found in private collections throughout the world. She believes that a true artist sees with the ‘eyes of the heart’ which recognise the spirit within.
"Art holds life together, so that we should not separate ourselves from spiritual things"