New artist collections by Jay Harper, Josefin Tolstoy and Lily Snowden-Fine coming 24th July - Sign up to get VIP access

Water Dance

Elena Barber
Regular price
Sale price
Unit price

Oil paint and chalk on linen

86.5 x 86.5 cm



Original Artwork (Unique)
leave your email to be notified when something similar comes in stock.

About the artist

Elena's practice circulates around ideas of recycling marks and gestures that exist within her drawings of places and memories, forming narratives of fragmented shapes composed on unprimed porous canvas. She has an ongoing fascination with fluid calligraphic strokes that evolve from personal notes and writings that make their way into her paintings. Her process and approach to painting is slow and meditative, balancing and harmonising compositions, whilst slowing the eyes of the viewer. She says "I try to balance stillness with movement of marks and shapes."

She completed an Art Foundation in her hometown of Falmouth, going on to study at Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2019. She has been exhibited at TOAST (the sustainable clothing brand) in eighteen different spaces around the UK. She now lives and works in London.

"I often refer to my paintings as growing, I suppose with this I am acknowledging the influence of nature and time. The importance and inevitable cycle of growth, breathing, and passing on are all notions I consider when painting. Through painting, I want to give an appreciation of circular narratives" — Elena Barber


This artwork is particularly fragile and we will need to organise specialist shipping. Please email to discuss shipping options.


Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.

Please note that Buy It Now enables you to secure this artwork, but the price you pay now does not include shipping. Once the artwork is purchased, we will be in touch with a shipping quote priced according to your location and insurance preferences. Alternatively, you can get a shipping quote before you buy..

Sign up

Be the first to hear about our new releases and get free shipping on your first order

By signing up you will receive newsletters about our new releases and events. You can unsubscribe at any time.