Elaine Vicars is an oil painter who works predominantly with the landscape. She finds inspiration in the contrast between the enduring solidity of the landscape and the fluctuating patterns of shadow and light as they shift across the environment. Furthermore, she seeks to emphasize the traces of geological formation, interpreting the movement through expressive and dynamic brushstrokes. She builds upon the painted surface with dilute washes of oil and finally remove sections of the painting to reveal and reawaken the vibrancy of the white canvas beneath.
She works with portraiture also and can take commissions for both.