“Coastal Path”, a new collection by Elaine Adams. 2019

Elaine has developed a body of work that will please all comers. The quality of work, the exciting use of colour and the expression of movement captures the imagination and touches the heart. As to Elaine’s approach, that is best explained in her comments; “Studies begin with drawings and paintings en-plein air which are developed through a traditional felt-making process back in the studio using British and Norwegian pure wools, flax, linen and silks.  Work includes mixed media paintings which stand alongside the ‘painterly’ fibre pieces, to provide further context to my work.” Come along and see this fabulous exhibition which runs throughout April 2019.

Shorelines by Elaine Adams. 2018

Once again Elaine has surpassed all expectations and put together a fantastic collection of work that captures the excitement of light, colour and movement of our ever changing coastlines. Showing throughout March 2018, this exhibition is sure to lift the spirits and have you asking for more...

As Elaine explains; "This body of work, ‘Shorelines’, draws on visual studies, memories and physical experiences of the fluid foreshores and estuaries around the west of Britain, particularly across the Cornish coastline, where the purity of light enhances colour, texture and abstract forms.  

Many of the pieces reflect the rugged nature of Porthmeor beach in St Ives, meaning ‘large cove’ in Cornish. Porthmeor has been recorded by innumerable artists including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Sandra Blow, whose work has partly inspired the vibrant colours and forms within this exhibition. Colour and movement are always pivotal in my work and I set out to represent the patterns created by changing tides, weather and light as the land is reshaped and reclaimed."

“Estuary”  Elaine Adams. 2017

Elaine works tirelessly in developing her unique stamp on textile art, integrating fine drawing and draughtsmanship with an expressive appreciation of the "scapes" being portrayed using felting techniques that go way back. We at Staacks are immensely proud to have Elaine as a regular contributor as a solo exhibitor, co-coordinator of group shows and as an artist whose generosity knows no bounds.