‘My Life is Colour’
Eleanor calls her art ‘rainbow fantasy’, ‘my dots’ and ‘dot art’. She has an innate eye for colour and form, which she has expressed over the years through photography, mosaic tiling and hama beads. She began exploring her ‘dots’ several years ago whilst bored on a transatlantic flight. The available video entertainment did not suit her, and having ball point pen and paper at hand, she began making dots and hasn’t stopped. Her designs often express her mood, or a season, or an idea, but for the most part, she is interested in exploring colour and form.
Eleanor was inspired to take her art more seriously several years ago after a visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Tate Modern. To Eleanor’s eye, Kusama’s Infinity Nets are ‘like my dots’ or perhaps the ‘dots’ are like the Infinity Nets. Eleanor enjoys visiting art museums and has a particular interest in modern art. She enjoys all forms of self-expression and is particularly keen on drama and dance, which she recognises as extensions of her art. Dance, she says, is colour too.
Eleanor is a British American Artist who lives in Buckinghamshire with her family. She attended Alfriston School and Berkshire College of Agriculture. She is currently on an Independent Living Course at Amersham and Wycombe College. When she is not at college, she works at Step In Café, enjoys riding and drama with the South Bucks Down Syndrome Group, swimming with Horizon Sports Club and the Social Link Day Services Club.
Profile Picture taken at the 2016 Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Victoria Miro.