Elaine was born in the small northern town of Elliot Lake, and was raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  She is a self-taught artist who at the early age of eight had already decided with great determination to make painting her lifelong career.  Elaine began freelance in 1979 and has subsequently had many successful solo exhibits.
 
Elaine has mastered an exclusive style in a variety of mediums.  Her subject matter varies; she paints subjects that stimulate her sight, mind and soul.  Although the work is realistic in nature, her goal is not to make her paintings appear "photographic", but rather, "alive".  More importantly, she strives to create a stronger awareness and appreciation for all life through her art.  Her detail encourages the viewer to see things that they may have overlooked and to experience and feel the unique individuality of the subjects protrayed.
 
Over the years, Elaine's artwork has helped to support area hospitals and charities including the Canadian Red Cross, Humane Society and the The Hearing Society.
 
Her original pieces and limited edition reproduction prints can be found in private collections across Canada, the United States, Scotland, England and Australia.