Lives and works in Manchester, NH
New Hampshire Institute of Art, BFA Painting
The Big Bean, Newmarket, NH
Wild Divine, Anahatta Gallery, Exeter, NH
Selected Group Exhibitions
Open Studios, Art Up Front Street, Exeter, NH
Practice What We Teach, Concord Hall, Manchester, Nh
30 Under 30, Exeter Town Hall, Exeter, NH
NHIA Senior Show, Amherst Street Gallery, Manchester, NH
“Eleanor LaBranche- A Young New Hampshire Talent”
Weirs Times, Laconia, New Hampshire, March
Plant shapes, a sun soaked palette, and surreal spaces are used within my work to reflect upon the visual and textural qualities of earth, air, fire, and water. Deeper under the surface, I use these natural items as symbols to ruminate spiritual theories surrounding the human consciousness, spirit, and "planes" of existence outside of the time and space.
A beet transforming under the earth may represent our physical, resting fetal selves. A root umbilical cord tethering us as we transform. A window may represent a barrier to another world, a realm of spirit and light. I feel an access to something universal when painting these rising and illuminated plants, whom I wish to give a hum all their own.