Always an appreciator of nature and the outdoors, Elaine enjoys taking photographs of Cape Cod and wherever she travels. She creates her acrylic landscape paintings from these photographs. Her paintings are full of vivid colors, dramatic skies, and tend to be very cheerful and impressionistic. Many are recognizable scenes of local beaches.
Elaine started painting after retiring as an Elementary Principal. Art teachers who have most influenced her style are Odin Smith of Harwich and Karen North Wells of Brewster.
Elaine is a juried Member of the Cape Cod Art Center, a Member of the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Sandwich Arts Alliance, the Wednesday Painters of Cotuit, and the Monday Painters on the Dennis Green Summers. From 2017 to 2020, Elaine’s paintings received awards from three different Art Association Exhibits. Elaine enjoys painting commissions for relatives and friends.