Elaine is a native of North Carolina and a resident of Greenville NC. Many of her art pieces are of the beach and sailboats because she is inspired by the waves, beach animals and sunsets. The beach has always been her favorite place to visit for some relaxation and you can frequently find her planning a getaway to the beautiful beaches of North Carolina for her art inspiration. The chosen medium is acrylic. The unique paintings are create by adding heavy texture that adds movement and interest, a feeling of movement in the waves and wind. It evokes the feeling of sea spray lightly misting your face and sand between your toes, making the viewer feel present on the picturesque coast. Elaine is a self-taught artist. Awards and Recognitions First Place acrylic fine art winner November 2022, juried annual art show and sale, Arts Of The Pamlico. Honorable Mention award , Wilmington Art Association April 2023 41st Azalea festival juried art show. Accepted Brooklyn Art Center juried art sale, March 2023 Accepted "Spring Daze" juried art sale April 29, 2023 Accepted " It's For All" juried exhibition and sale, June 1, 2023.