Eloise Kerr is a contemporary artist based in Stirling, Scotland, with a focus on drawing, painting, sculpture and metalsmithing. Eloise graduated with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery from The Glasgow School of Art in 2006. Drawing and experimentation with media have always been integral to her work and, in 2013, she decided to cross over into fine art disciplines; undertaking a two year diploma in Contemporary Art Practice.
Creating conceptual, abstract and expressive works, Eloise's current interests lie in pushing the boundaries of drawing and responding intuitively to subjects and themes. Most recently, she has been experimenting with the connection between the observer and the subject, exploring ways to reflect the true 'self' of the artist through daily drawing exercises and meditative mark-making.
Ecology and the ethics surrounding the consumption of animals have also featured in Eloise's work. She is currently working on a series of portraits of rescued farm animals, of which one third of the profits will go to the animal sanctuaries that care for them. Eloise's selection of media and colour is led by her ongoing commitment to working with eco-friendly materials; she uses earthy pigments, clay-based paint and recycled, salvaged, or sustainable materials wherever possible.
Eloise also continues working in her original discipline; creating tactile, sculptural jewellery pieces that capture the essence of the handmade. Aiming to minimise the social and environmental impact of her practice, she works with certified 100% recycled precious metals and is also registered with the Goldsmith's fairtrade certified gold scheme.