Eleanor grew up in the mountains of
Switzerland (a little like Heidi) and
spent most of her time reading & drawing.
Trips to the city of Basel visiting her favourite aunty started a life-long love for the picturesque facades of terraced houses.
Emigrating to Albany with her family as a teenager opened up her passion for art, where she completed a Certificate of Art & Design in Albany.
She furthered her studies in Perth with a Diploma in Interior Design, where colour and drafting had their lasting effects! She even won first prize for her conversion design of the old Salvation Army Hall in the heart of the city.
The intervening years were then spent traveling around Australia with her air-force husband and having two children. Wanting to have a more stable life, they decided to move to Albany.
Eleanor decided to go back to study and completed her Diploma in Graphic Design, a love that combines all things design and colour.
She started up a little up-cycling business on the side under the name "the traveling graphic designer making practical things from waste. She is also in the throws of starting up a website with a traveling blog attached.
Two years ago her sister commissioned a large 1m terrace house painting which led to another commission.. and now her first participation in the Art Trail (which she couldn't have done without her husbands help at home as she went into vague artist mode!).