Ellen Hodgetts - artist profile
I am inspired in many ways, including the places I live, modern culture and music. My current art practice is focussed on fluid acrylic techniques. I love the energy and action required to work with fluid acrylics. It’s a combination of fast-paced laying down of colour, and then the patience of building layer upon layer to create beautiful colour combinations.
I want my work to be seen in sunlight and I often use interference or reflective paints to create light interplay. This means that the work is dynamic and can have a completely different mood depending on the light source.
I love experimenting and pushing my boundaries and comfort zone, so I use other techniques including still life oil paintings, portraiture, drawing and mixed media works. I also make colourful fashion jewellery including handpainted pieces and others based on my artwork designs.