"I am not interested in representing 'the facts'. I want my paintings to reveal something that works for me, something satisfying. II like to see how my paintings are moving from the ﬁgurative to the abstract. Experimenting with paint and perspective, I hope to express freedom and energy on the canvas, allowing the paint marks to be interesting in their own right."
Elaine Preece Stanley was born in 1970. She studied and gained a BA in Liverpool before exhibiting in Cheshire and Liverpool galleries. After a personal and traumatic time, Elaine was selected as Best Emerging Artist for a National competition exploring Faith and Identity. This was then exhibited in Chelsea, London. Also Elaine was selected for the ING Discerning Eye competition which was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London.
Her inspiration derives from local parks and the countryside in North Wales where she often stays with family. Her work process involves working from sketchbooks, painting outdoors and photography, which are, in turn, worked on in her studio. She executes her landscape paintings with wide, mostly lateral brushstrokes. Elaine also likes to paint still life, ﬂowers and life drawing where she can bring together contrasting compositions whilst revealing her interest in observation, mark making and colour.
Elaine practices her art mostly between the north west England and north Wales where her family have lived and worked all throughout her life. In 2013 Elaine was elected a member of The Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy, Wales.