Luxury suites with bespoke artwork by a local artist – Elizabeth Harper
We’re always striving to create the perfect home away from home for our guests. Whether this is by adding personal touches or hand-selecting all of the artwork in our suites.
You won’t find a Supercity suite that isn’t crawling with playful pieces of locally created art.
We’re here to shed light on just how special the work is and who’s behind these masterpieces.
If you’ve paid us a visit recently and stayed in The Chronicle or The Rosebery, you’d have spotted a few series of eye-catchy work.
Behind these paintings is Elizabeth Harper.
Elizabeth Harper studied for an MA in Ancient Drama at Nottingham University after completing a BA in Classical Civilisation.
Whilst at university, Harper was working within theatre, producing and designing shows.
After leaving education, Harper started to miss studying the arts and dedicated time to saving up to return. She spent her weekdays painting and weekends working in a pub to go on to train as a theatre designer.
Currently, Harper is balancing creating Fine Art, making theatre and spending plenty of time volunteering. (Talk about staying on her toes!)
Harper volunteers alongside Extinction Rebellion as an environmental activist. Her main focus is the wellbeing of other volunteers during and after actions.
While growing up, a lot of Elizabeth Harper’s inspiration and influence was taken from renaissance artwork.
Harper’s compositions were also created with influence deriving from the classical art world.
Composition is key!
Harper begins her projects by breaking down compositions, section by section.
Once this is done, the artwork is rearranged and filled in with a unique painting style. This style is normally tailored depending on the brief or what feels natural. The purpose is to create a complementary aesthetic.
Working with Supercity:
We wanted to know more about what it was like to work alongside Supercity and Harper filled us in!
While creating artwork for The Chronicle and The Rosebery, Harper worked very closely to one of our company directors:
“As a creative mind, and responsible for the interior design of the hotels, this was a true collaboration.”
The aim of the artwork was to be “Sophisticated and playful.”
We think exactly that – but more importantly, we’d love to know what our guests think too!