Elizabeth Power’s paintings offer a warm embrace of sunnier climes and scenes of relaxation and leisure. They transport the viewer with their saturated and vibrant colours that evoke the work of revered painters Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse. Power originally studied Fashion Illustration at the London College of Fashion, and it was here that Power acquired the skill of capturing a fleeting expression or movement with minimal strokes and lines. However painting and a career in fine art was her calling, and through her practice she luxuriates in the rich colour palette – “I love vibrant colours; I am a colourist. Colour is my priority, and my painting subject is secondary”.
This collection celebrates a sense of conviviality, escapism and recreation. The paintings are deliberately painted without the presence of figures or specific locations, allowing the viewer to evoke their own memories and project their own sense of place and sanctuary.
Elizabeth Power has exhibited widely, including The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Soho House, Home House, The London Design Festival, Delphian Gallery and 99 Projects amongst others. Her works has been featured in British Vogue, House and Garden Magazine, RyeZine and Home House magazine. Power has also embarked on brand collaborations with Heals and John Lewis, launched a podcast ‘The Artfully Podcast’ which she co-hosts, and she also co-founded Babes in Arms collective which champions artist mothers in the Hastings and St Leonard’s area of the UK where she is based