Creating a dreamlike world, Vellacott almost bleaches the colour out of the image, but is still able to retain colour to the point where it appears to glow through the canvas. Her distribution of figures and objects are scattered throughout the composition, often with wide spaces around them, adding to the light and surreal feel of her work.
Elisabeth Vellacott began studying at the Royal Collage of Art in 1925 and was influenced by the Oriental Art and Design Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. As well as the Arts Council Collection, Elisabeth Vellacott's work is part of a number of public collections, including Kettle's Yard Collection, the Contemporary Art Society and Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
- Artwork Details: 80.5 x 70.2cm
- Material description: oil on wood
- Credit line: © Stevenson
- Theme: Figurative
- Medium: Painting
- Accession number: AC 5254