Elaine has always been an artist.
Her artistic journey began when she was a child in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, when she showed an early talent for drawing and painting. In high school, she studied art privately and then took art classes as an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee. She has also studied with Ramon Kelley, Sally Strand and Ben Konis.Elaine is acclaimed for her vitality of colors, strength of composition and variety of subject matter. She paints colorful landscapes, vibrant still lifes, and glowing children.
Agnes Scott College- Decatur, GA
2 Artists Exhibition/ Creative Possibilities: The Power of Color at Oak Ridge Art Center Oak Ridge, TN- 2019
3 PSA Master Pastelists Exhibition/ Luminosity: The Power of Pastel at Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL: June 2017
Butler Institute of American Art: Twenty Award Winners chosen from the Pastel Society of America's 44th Annual "Enduring Brilliance"- 2016
2nd China Biennial International Pastel Exhibition (Suzhou)- Ming Gallery 2016
JURIED EXHIBITIONS (2015 to Present)
Pastel Society of America-New York, NY
46th Annual "Enduring Brilliance"- September 2018
45th Annual "Enduring Brilliance"- September 2017
44th Annual "Enduring Brilliance"- September 2016/ Advancement of Pastel in Modernism Award
43th Annual "Enduring Brilliance"- September 2015
Pastel Society of the West Coast- Roseville, CA
"Pastel USA"- October 2016
Energen Corporation- Birmingham, AL
Alabama Art Competition- 2015
Pastel Society of North Florida
National Juried Exhibition 2016/ Ampersand Award
The Pastel Journal
Pastel 100 Competition- 2017- Abstract Category
Pastel Society of America- Master Pastelist
Pastel Society of the West Coast- Distinguished Pastelist
Degas Pastel Society- Signature Member
Southeastern Pastel Society- Member of Excellence
Chicago Pastels Painters
Images of non-representational pastels have been tufted by Delos Rugs into wool rugs. One rug, "Saucy," competed in the 2009 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards sponsored by Architectural Digest.
I was honored to be asked to serve as a juror for the PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S 42nd Annual "Enduring Brilliance", NYC, 2014.
I was also honored being asked to be part of PSA's Critique Service as the abstract artist being responsible for critiquing pastel artist' non-representational artwork.