Elaine Hughes North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Elaine is a graduate from MMU. Establishing her label ‘Oh Golly Gosh’ in 2009, Elaine has been making her creations full time. Her current studio is based right in the heart of the wonderful city of York. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the UK, and been profiled in a number of publications worldwide. Her work can be found in homes across the globe. She also runs regular workshops.
Elaine creates stitched paper collages. She uses vintage papers and ephemera to depict scenes from an imaginary, whimsical world called ‘Oh Golly Gosh’. The paper is first coloured and manipulated with a variety of techniques to then illustrate an imaginary ‘patchwork ‘ scene. The text and graphics of old printed papers, along with a love of country landscapes, historical market towns and quirky old buildings provide inspiration for each pieces. Every piece is lovingly made and the rarity of the papers Elaine uses makes each each piece truly unique and totally one-of-a-kind.