Elaine started her art career painting the seasonal beauty of Pennsylvania and her native Indiana. She has lived in five states and traveled throughout the world finding beauty wherever she went. It is this serene beauty which she conveys to her patrons so that they experience a sense of time and place within their own lives. Working in various media, Elaine has exhibited and won prizes, both locally and nationally, in all media. Her works are found throughout the U.S. and in private and corporate collections around the world. She is best known for her landscapes, wildlife portraits, and depictions of European architecture.
Her formal art training was accomplished in Philadelphia on the East Coast, where she was a member of numerous art organizations. She continually strives for improvement, adding texture, color, and dynamics into her works. Since returning to Indiana, Elaine has been an artist/owner of CCA Fine Art Gallery since 1981. Elaine is also a member of The Hoosier Salon; Indiana Artists Club, Inc.; Irvington Guild of Artists; Indiana Art Center; Watercolor Society of Indiana; Sullivan-Munce Art and Cultural Center; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Southside Art League, Inc.; and Indiana Wildlife Artists. She has exhibited at the Penrod, Broad Ripple, Avon, Zionsville, and Indiana State Art Fairs; “Irvington Presents’ Exhibits; Indianapolis Art Center; Carmel Library; Greenfield Banking Center; Cool Creek Nature Center; and Eagle Creek Park. Her works have also been exhibited at The Art Gallery in Spring Lake, Michigan, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Hoosier Salon Gallery, the Clark Gallery-Honeywell Center in Wabash, the Creative Arts Center in Bluffton, and the Logansport Art Association.
She exhibited at the Morris-Butler Home with Hoosier Salon in November 2010 and at the Columbia Club in April 2011. She has judged numerous student art shows and feels it is a way to give back to young aspiring artists. She was the judge for the 2010 Central Indiana Artists Membership Exhibit.
“One’s canvas or piece of paper is the window into the soul of the creator. My own art reflects my feelings and emotions and my concern and respect for the beauty of the world.” Elaine’s favorite quote is one from Cesare Pavese, who stated “The richness of life lies in the memories we have forgotten”. Artwork can return one to those memories by returning the viewer to a particular moment in time where the place, colors, atmosphere, and light all trigger those feelings of participation, regardless of how long ago that initial experience occurred. Elaine strives to make art a personal and tangible experience for all her patrons, seeking to take them back to their memorable times.