Artist from London specialising in colour and fun.
On a recent trip to Australia I came across some colour charts from a hardware store and was instantly inspired to create tiny canvases of colour. The simplicity of each piece was freeing and I was able to create pieces that speak to me through colour and shape.
I am generally more of a hands on creative person, but since discovering Procreate on my Ipad, I have been able to translate and discover new ways of showing my artwork. It allows me to be free with what I draw and experiment with colours, giving a new dimension to my work.
Cafe Brown Butter
Hackney’s Mare Street now has a number of Eloisa paintings to bring some colour to the place!
When I was asked to fill the cafe with my paintings for its opening, I was overjoyed to be given to opportunity to exhibit and add some fun.
All the paintings shown here are available to purchase.
What a brilliant way to be creative without the stress of creating something perfect. I have found that collage allows me to create without thinking too much and overthinking about the final outcome. It allows me to be free and use my favourite thing, colour! The bold coloured shapes give me joy and accentuating them with black outlines and patterns really brings them to life.
Art Ninja CBBC
Working as part of the Art Department on CBBC’s Art Ninja, I designed, made and came up with concepts for the show for series 4 and 5. Using my skills as a maker and illustrator I was able to create fun and exciting projects for children to make at home. Using household items and accessible materials for children was key when undergoing research and planning.
When I was commissioned to create these 3 mosaic pieces, I rose up to the challenge, having never mosaiced before! I was given a colour palette of blues and reds and asked to create a flower design on one of the tables. The rest was my own creative initiative!
I really enjoyed working with a new medium and getting to grips with how it would all come together and seeing the finishing touches of the grout filling in the gaps.
Noticing weeds and plants growing out of cracks in the pavement and walls, I started to see a beauty in them. Once you notice them, you see them everywhere. Everyone tries to trim back, suppress nature, but eventually it will always escape and grow anywhere it likes. It inspired the idea of these triangles trying to trap the plants, but the plants would keep growing, despite being enclosed.
Fine liner, paper.
After a trip to Australia, plants had a new meaning to them. I saw their beauty and wanted to see all the plants and grow my own. These little illustrations turned into a compulsive desire to make up my own plants and put them into colourful pots. This then informed my next work Seed.
Finding ways to make patterns and tie them in with shapes.
Pingui Designs is my clothing business where I take my illustrations and apply them to garments. My love of colour and design come together to form clothing that represents me as a person. Hand screen printing, painting and designing these pieces on ethically sourced clothing is what Pingui Designs is all about.
Animotions (animals in motion) came about one day when thinking of putting animals and sports together. I laughed so much in the studio that I kept going and got suggestions of animals on Instagram from my followers. These were then screen printed onto clothing for my business Pingui Designs.
Black fine liner on paper.
For my degree project, I wanted to make brooches for children with emotional problems so they could wear at school to non verbally communicate how they were feeling that day. I used drawings taken from workshops with children about what they thought emotions looked like and put them inside the brooches. Hand made in sterling silver, wire and resin I was able to create 6 brooches that showed anger, excitement, happiness, worry, sadness and confusion. When the child didn't want anyone to know what they were feeling, they could rotate the brooch to show the shiny silver dome and wear it as a decorative piece.
Sterling silver, resin, wire, acrylic.
After graduating I was approached by Tiger Print Studios to design kids toys made from paper for kids at Christmas. Designing games, paper pantomimes and Christmas tress to get children involved at Christmas time, using my drawings and model making skills. My designs were put into production and sold around the UK in M&S stores.
My final year project studying 3D Materials Practice at the University of Brighton, was to produce a tool to help children with emotional and behavioural problems communicate with their teachers non verbally. I made a steel structure and 100 magnetic balls that could be placed onto the tree. Each ball was filled with colours and textures to allow the child a wide variety to choose from to represent their emotions. The interactive nature of the product meant it was used as a game and could be used by everyone.