Eleanor Ludgate – Wildlife and Landscape Artist

Eleanor has been a professional artist since leaving Art College in Guildford where she studied fabric design. Although she did not continue in this line of art its influence in her sense of design can be clearly seen in all her paintings.

Eleanor first started her career by designing greetings cards firstly selling her paintings of wildflowers, birds and butterflies to card companies and then by opening her own Greetings Card business ‘Ludgate Studio Cards’ in 1987. She also sold her original paintings through exhibitions and art galleries.

In 1989 Eleanor opened her own Art Gallery in Sidmouth in Devon and ran this successfully for 10 years. In 2000 Eleanor & her husband moved to France and opened a second gallery in the pretty ochre village of Roussillon in the Luberon area of Provence where she lived and painted for eight years. Then in 2008 Eleanor returned to England and back to Devon to Chagford where she had known the beautiful art gallery and had sold paintings there previously and as it was on the market at that time it seemed the perfect place to settle.

Eleanor has a studio in the gallery and is constantly inspired by her long walks in the stunning countryside where she lives to produce an amazing array of artwork which is for sale in the gallery. Eleanor paints in both oil and watercolours and in a wide variety of styles. As well as her original paintings there are many prints and a large collection of greetings cards made from her paintings.

Also visiting her websites.

  1. https://www.devonsnatureinart.com
  2. http://www.butterflypaintings.net