My name is Eleanor MacMillan, also known as Effy.
During my studies, I have rediscovered my passion for graphite pencils and traditional ways of working. With my art, I seek to convey moods and a sense of feeling which may not translate into words. My focus is on creating talking points so like-minded individuals can come together – in a world where it is so easy to isolate yourself, and where important topics are left ignored.
A proud accomplishment I achieved during my studies was the chance to help paint a mural at a local youth and homeless shelter, as this deeply reflects how I want my art to also help others.
After graduation, I plan to further my knowledge with a Fine Art Masters, and begin building a community through my art for people seeking help in a social and non-clinical way.
Keywords: Graphite, Pencil, Mental Health, Flora, Fauna, Traditional, Portraits, Figures, Emotions