Eleanor Allitt

Bird Paintings & Collage

*Exhibition at Slimbridge Wetland Centre on until 13 January 2024

BIRD ART

Featured artist, Supporting the RSPB with sales of my artwork

Paintings on wood,  Collage,  Limited edition prints,  Collage Workshops, on old fragments of fence panels

Eleanor Allitt

My work is about the rich abundance of our seashore. The birds are part of this amazing diversity, they show us something of what it is like to survive within an uncertain environment. I seek to draw attention to this precious habitat and to encourage action to take care of it. My work is a mixture of imagination, memory and above all feeling. When I return from the coast, I retain a sort of atmosphere of what I have seen. Perhaps it’s a solitary gull, perhaps it’s a flock of sanderling. Above all, it is freedom, the total wild freedom that these birds embody.

My Qualifications

Eleanor Allitt BA (Hons) Textile Design Central St Martins, London

Eleanor Allitt

I am an artist and my heart sings and dances when I can share my vision of beauty with other people. I love to see how people blossom when they find they can create something beautiful and that they are proud of.

I love it when a painting comes together and other people like it, it’s all about making contact, like falling in love, it is finding that one is not alone, and I have the ability to share my deepest satisfaction with others.

It is a path with many stumbling blocks and often a very rugged climb, but it is all worth it.

Detail flying terns

A5 N Blacktailed Godwit

A5 N Two gulls flying

Hello and welcome to my online store

Here you can find unique bird art, paintings, collage and limited edition prints. I am based near Leamington Spa, and I ship across the UK.

Much of my work is created using sustainable methods and materials, such as discarded wood fence panels and logs.

You will find a range of unique artworks and bird paintings and collage. Plus, I offer a personalised service, so if you have an idea in mind for a custom project, simply get in touch using the contact form with your idea.

Eleanor has been working as an artist for 25 years, having studied textile design at the Central School of Art and Design, as it was called then. I have a BA in Art and Design

Eleanor spent some time working in Edward Bawden’s studio, doing lino-cuts, and was also taught by Cecil Collins. After she graduated, she designed for various companies, including Liberty’s and fabric retailer Jacqmar. Today, she focuses on bird paintings and collage.

Browse my store to see my products available, or email Eleanor at eleanor.allitt@btinternet.com.

Eleanor belongs to the Association of Midlands Artists and the Leamington Studio Artists.

Eleaner is a keen environmentalist and now sells her paintings, collages and greetings cards to support the RSPB and it’s conservation work.

Some of the revenue is donated to RSPB.

All images are copyright Eleanor Allitt.

Summary of my development as an artist

2022 – Started working with collage and mixed media, to produce a series of 16 pieces named ‘Wild and Free’

2019 – illustrations for the story of Jonathan Seagull for narrative paintings in hospitals

2016 – Being a keen environmentalist and trustee of an environmental charity I started painting on discarded fence panels. Many sales in the UK and Europe.

2013 – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE IN CRETE SPONSORED BY TRENDS OF AMARI THIS RESULTED IN A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION IN CRETE SHOWING 11 LARGE A1 PAINTINGS WHICH ILLUSTRATED THE STORY OF HOMER’S ‘HERMES AND HOW HE STOLE APOLLO’S COWS’ THIS LED TO AND AN EXHIBITION AT WALSGRAVE HOSPITAL, COVENTRY AND A SUBSEQUENT BOOKLET AND CARDS.

2009 – Illustrations and publication of the story of Inanna (Fastprint) resulting from graduating from the Bleddfa Summer school of storytelling.Subsequent exhibition at Warwick Museum.

Where can you see my work?

– In my studio in Offchurch.
The Art Room, Opposite Carluccio’s, Leamington Spa
– Slimbridge Newgrounds Ln, Gloucester (from September 2023)
– Royal Pump Rooms Shop, Leamington Spa

Publications

Song of innocence – A poem by Valerie Dolton – Illustration