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Eleanor Brooks

  • Ceramic,
  • Painting,
  • Print Making,
  • Installation


Painter and Sculptor taking inspiration from nature and society.

Directions to studio

Going North on the A4085 after leaving Llanfrothen village, past Tan Lan, immediately after stone bridge turn sharp right over the cattle grid. Gelli is the last of three houses up that track.

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range £50-£1000 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Gelli, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6SH

01766 771218

Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Born in Lincolnshire in 1925, Eleanor Brooks started painting in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the Second World War. From 1946–50 she studied at Camberwell School of Art in London.

In 1950 she married the poet and novelist Jeremy Brooks and they moved to Wales where she started painting landscapes. Eleanor recognises the deep effect that moving to Wales has had on her.

Her first solo show was held at the AIA Gallery, Lisle Street, London in 1957 and she has been a practising artist and teacher ever since.

Mrs Spinks entered Eleanor’s life in 1966 and A Portrait of Mrs Spinks was first exhibited at the Morley Gallery in London in 1973.

Eleanor has four children: Josephine, Margaret, William and Polly.

see a new video of Eleanor being interviewed by film-maker Daniel Brooks here

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