I am a contemporary acrylic painter captivated by and passionate about the creative experience. My work is my impression of my environment. My subjects range from my interpretation of landscape- beaches, lakes, mountains, and urban milieus to still life to the figure. Each of my images focuses on the conditions that surround us and affect the way we live – the external factors influencing our lives such as light, heat, wind, movement and precipitation. My focus recently has become my interpretation of natural forms as they evolve into abstract shapes. I use an impasto Impressionist technique building layers of color with both brush and palette knife to express immediacy and textural surfaces, leaving the work open to interpretation. I invite the viewer’s participation and visceral interaction.
Elaine maintains a full time studio/gallery in Melrose, MA and in Bridgton, ME. Elaine majored in Fine Arts at Emmanuel College and went on to receive Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Massachusetts. Her lifelong focus has been the visual arts, as a working artist and an art teacher, an art director and as a college professor. Elaine currently is a full time artist. Elaine’s work has been exhibited in Massachusetts and Maine galleries, art associations, and venues such as restaurants, hospitals and retail businesses. Elaine’s art is in Gallery 302, Bridgton ME, gallery302.com. Elaine recently was selected to exhibit at the Boston East Gallery. Elaine was a featured artist in Art Collector Maine Magazine in 2016 and is in the Maine Gallery Guide. In addition to Gallery 302, Elaine’s artwork can be viewed at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, MA and online at www.capecodartcenter.org, at the Newburyport Art Association, where Elaine was just named Master Artist, online as well at www.newburyportart.org,. A member of The Provincetown Art Association, Creative Arts Center in Chatham, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth & the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell MA. Her paintings have won awards and have been exhibited throughout New England and the Eastern United States. Elaine was named by the Brush Gallery in Lowell MA as an outstanding Contemporary Artists. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections. Elaine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it'" Pablo Picasso. His statement affirms and sustains my infinite experimentation with color, composition and ideas.