Friday, October 19, 2012
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
I thought this artist, Elaine Pamphilon, was an interesting one who I have looked at on occasion. She lives and works in Cornwall which is somewhere in the UK on the sea, so naturally I'm jealous. But I can sense that immediately from her work. Beautiful grays and lines and space reminiscent of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Mary Fedden and a few other great painters from there.
I feel a sort of kindred spirit to her interest in things, patterns and odd little arrangements.
I tend to like the pieces which have less text -- they are a bit less illustrative but I like learning from these pieces how she negotiates the place between painting and illustrating.
And she paints succulents and Marimekko dishware from time to time so what's not to love!
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