Rhian Eleri


Originally from Bridgend, I now live in the coastal village of Aberporth, West Wales and work from my studio in nearby Cardigan.

I’m continuously fascinated by the interplay of colours and how they combine and interact with one another.  Painting allows me to play and explore relationships between colours and as a result, I (hopefully) create visually appealing pieces.

When I begin a painting, the initial foundation of acrylic colours are applied spontaneously and I try not to focus on the end result, letting the painting evolve naturally.  Once dry, I follow with layers of oil paint, adding depth and texture.  Brushstrokes and marks become more deliberate and bolder.

Although my work is loosely based on nature and has a somewhat floral feel, these compositions can get increasingly abstract as layers build and then … it’s just about the colours.