Prepare to be invigorated
Ella Slade’s compelling landscapes capture the essence and vitality of the rugged scenery of Devon and Cornwall, in all of its many shifting moods.
Rolling storm swells and phosphorescent briny seas set against the craggy coastlines of the South West continue to inspire Ella. Every day she works in the open air and from her beachside studio in Exmouth, Devon.
Ella principally works in acrylics, which give her the freedom to work with ease out of doors. The quick-drying nature of the acrylic paint also means that she can build up textured layers easily, giving the viewer a sense of the visceral touch and feel of the rocks, waves and fields of Devon and Cornwall that appear throughout.
Cerulean blue seas and undulating cliffs have inspired Ella on a quest across the Cornish water to the Isles of Scilly. Using a drone camera, Ella has captured its seas, skies and rugged heathland in her customary intuitive style.
All images, text and concepts are © Ella Slade 2022