Eileen Clark was born in Cumbria, and lives in Cockermouth. She spent much time as a child walking in the mountains and by the lakes with her parents and brother, and visiting her grandparents’ home, a cottage overlooking Lake Windermere. In her teens Eileen’s parents bought her a set of oil paints and she developed her interest in painting the Cumbrian landscape. Having studied Fine Art at Leeds University she went on to teach, but in 1994 she decided to concentrate on her own paintings of the Lake District.
For the last ten years she has concentrated on waterscapes. Working on canvas and canvas board, often with small brushes and thin layers of paint, she has developed an atmospheric style relying largely on her careful studies of the effects of light on water. Her ambition is to capture the “timeless quality” of the Lakes and she hopes to share, through her paintings, her belief in their power to inspire, rejuvenate and heal. She has a great love of being on or around water and thanks to her husband and son is able to spend much time on the lakes, gathering sketches and photographs for her paintings, usually with her faithful border collie on board.