Cymraeg (Welsh)

Elaine Jeffreys

Born in Newport, Gwent Elaine move to Edinburgh and then to Aberdeen where she had her early education. In Scotland she learned to love the rugged landscape. Still precious to her are the memories of picking bilberries on the mountains and collecting multicoloured limpet shells in the rock pools at Stonehaven. Moving to Folkestone where she continued her education, the mountains were replaced by the chalk and the gaultclay cliffs, both rich for fossil hunting, but once again the sea, boats and beaches were on the doorstep.

After receiving her teaching qualification at Worcester she taught in the southeast of England, Birmingham and North Kent before returning to Wales to teach in 1970.

Since her retirement, she has concentrated on painting, and she is particularly interested in the use of traditional watercolours. She now works from her studio in Llyn, painting mainly the sea and landscape. People often appear in her paintings, especially children enjoying the beach. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artist in the Mall Gallery; also in City of Salford Gallery, Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Oriel ECTARC Llangollen and Clwyd Theatr Gallery.