Elaine Pamphilon Biography
Elaine Pamphilon paints in watercolour, collage, acrylic, and mixed media, employing bright, vibrant colour, in a confidently free, painterly style. She is inspired by interests ranging from music and literature to still life and landscape - particularly that around the fishing harbour and beaches of her studio in St Ives in Cornwall.
When I paint, I choose things I love; a wild cliff top walk with spectacular views, a gorgeous bunch of sweet smelling hedgerow flowers with some found objects, a glimpse of birds in my garden or cascades of greenfinches falling from the cherry tree, and wide open beaches that have their own mood and colour depending on the time of day. And of course I can make up my colours depending on how I'm feeling being in that place. That's the fun side of being a painter" you can do anything…anything you want. I like to put in an unexpected colour, line or object, mainly to please me, but also I think to make the viewer curious. And I do love humour in my work too. If I can make someone smile, that's great!
Elaine Pamphilon 2005
Four paintings commissioned for the foyer of Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Recent Exhibitions include
Bircham Gallery Norfolk
Sanderson, George & Peach, N Yorkshire
Ainscough Contemporary Art, London
Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate.
Panter & Hall, Mayfair, London
Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
The Lennox Gallery, London
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
Art as Furnishing, 'interhome' Exhibition, Birmingham
Juliet Gould Gallery, Mevagissey, Cornwall
Piers Feetham Gallery, London
Thompsons Gallery, London
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff