|The K'ai Men Gallery|
|An open door for an open mind|
Born in rural Lancashire, Elsie Green left
home at 19 to attended Central School (now Central St Martins) in
London. After graduation, family and work commitments have competed
with art for a number of years; returning to study at Brighton she
completed her MA in 2002.
Elsie considers herself an artist rather than a painter.
By doing much of her work outdoors in response to the world itself, and by using painting which is a very free and expressive medium, Elsie allows her work to include her direct response to nature and the feelings she had when making it. Some of her work is completed in the open air, following the impressionist tradition of recording nature, but the method is different: Elsie terms her outdoor work as a kind of 'mental photograph' and is often waiting for ages for the right subject matter to show up before working intensely to capture it.
Studio work follows a different arc exploring similar themes in a larger format, and drawing on a wider range of imagery; development continues.
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