After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University, she pursued employment in various commercial arts including advertising, displays, painting windows and signs. Fine Arts were her obsession though. Elaine has been painting a multitude of different medias: including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and collage. Murals are becoming one of her favorite specialties, which can be seen in many local businesses and homes.
After relocating from the Bay Area to the Mountains, she spent much of her time substitute teaching and teaching art classes in after school and GATE programs.
Her passion for art inspired her to develop Art & Soul, a charming Gallery, Art Supply Store and Studio in Cedar Center, Arnold, California from December 2001 to January 2004 where she sold paintings, art supplies, and taught art classes.
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