Elli Masterton is a born Zimbabwean now living as a painter in Falmouth where she studied Fine Art at university. While reflecting on what it means to be human, she paints to celebrate the magnificence of light, nature, and the human figure. Her work in oil is an investigation into one aspect of the human condition: connection through vulnerability. She seeks to be truthful about the inescapable brokenness in and around us. Masterton’s work in wine explores her own vulnerability as a dyslexic.
Light is an increasingly fundamental component in Masterton’s paintings. For her it is a way of expressing the layers of life: humanity’s brokenness but irrevocable value. Along with value, there is the question of meaning, transience of time and a sense that there must be more. For her the eternal and the finite live side by side.