Born into a family of musicians, Elaine began her own artistic journey at an early age. She studied art worldwide through classes and workshops with renowned artists. Landscapes have always been her love, where shapes, textures and lighting always offer an endless source of subjects and challenges.
She has a deep connection to the natural world around her and enjoys taking part in translating natures’ inspirations to canvas. Her current body of work focuses on the New England landscape with emphasis on historical settings throughout the New England area. She holds the Hudson River Valley Artists in high regard for their valuable studies en plein air along with their classical academic approach to painting. She strives to remain faithful to this process when creating her own art by experiencing the mood of the landscape en plein air, and walking off the beaten path to render small drawing or painting studies, usually for use on larger studio pieces.
Elaine has been a professional artist since 1985, began teaching in 1991 and continues to offers fine art classes and workshops. Through her teaching experiences her students have led her to focus on developing an easy to understand color mixing method for use by working artists, teachers and the novice painter.
A national award winning artist, Elaine is an active art exhibit participant in juried shows as well as having gallery representation.
She has served as a juror in a number of area art exhibits, serves on the Londonderry Arts Council, and is an active advocate of the fine arts in her community.