Born and living in Blackburn, Elaine Mather enjoyed successful career working in textile design for some of the top UK & American textile companies for many years before becoming a fulltime artist.Through this experience working in textiles, Elaine has been around colour and texture all of her working life and has been a professional artist for many years now.

She has worked in many different styles, but has always been drawn to landscape; whether it be quirky high streets and shops or vibrantly coloured focal trees and forest both with the characters which populate these colourful scenes.Elaine has been a highly successful artist for many years, with her work sought after by collectors nationally and internationally. Previously working with several publishers in the UK, her work has only been available recently as Original work.

Portfolio Fine Art are delighted to be working with Elaine in the future, to represent her art in both Original and Limited Edition formatsElaine has long admired the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and the bold use of vibrant colours he is known for, trying to emulate them in her own work. She says: “On occasions I believe him like me to have a great respect for trees and the way they punctuate and protect our landscape.”Elaine’s work is also inspired by trees in nature, and she loves nothing more than spending time walking, sketching and photographing in the UK and European countryside, particularly the Italian Dolomites.

Her husband is an international mountain guide who helped introduce her to the stunning landscapes which inspires her paintings.She says: “What I get from painting is the chance to look at the world around me; be aware of the turning of the seasons and notice the incredible colours of nature. With landscapes I feel it is not so much an idea, but an ability to compliment what is already there. Nature is the most beautiful thing in the world, yet we are so quick to destroy it. The vibrant colours I use in my trees make them much less likely to be passed over or ignored.”

Artwork by Elaine Mather