A Nevada native,  Elaine lived most of her life in Northern California.  Two years ago she moved to Eagle Crest, Oregon.


BA Art History, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA

Graduate studies:  Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland - Art and Art History and 

Graduate Theological University, Berkeley, CA.

Participant numerous workshops including:

Jade Fon Watercolor Asilomar;  Jane Burnham "Paint Yosemite"; Gerald Brommer - Colorado Doug Walton, Louisiana Tech Univ., Ruston, LA - Accelerated Watercolor Techniques

Traveling workshops:

France, Italy, Ireland, Bali, Moorea/Tahiti, Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal, Greece, and Mexico.

Additonally has studied with

such noted  artists: Peter Blos, Rex Brandt, Gerald Brommer, Robert E. Wood and Doug Kingman.


Acapulco, Mexico;  Spoleto, Italy.  Presently teaching art at "The Falls" Eagle Crest, Oregon.

Signature Member: 

Watercolor West,  California Watercolor Assn., Marin Society of Artists and Society of Western Artists.

Juried Exhibitions:   

National Parks Foundation, Jackson, Wyo., DeYoung Museum, CA, Seattle Frye Museum, Adirondacks Exhibition American Water- colorists, New York, Brand XX Annuals, C.W.A. Annuals, San Diego, WC Annual,  and more...


Board member and past president California WC Assn. V.P. in charge of programs, Soc. of Western Artists, Board and Artists Council Member' Marin Soc. of Artists and San Francisco Women Artists.

Collections Include:  

National Parks Foundation. Washington, DC, City of San Francisco, Mark Hopkins Hotel Collection, San Francisco, CA.,  Dreyers IceCream, Alta Bates Hospital Foundation., Oakland, CA;

plus private collections:  Germany, France, England, Mexico,  Japan and throughout U.S.A

Represented in California:  

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, The Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek,  Potter’s Wheel,  Lake Tahoe,  and the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in Ross, CA.

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