My work is my impression, interpretation and concept of the many aspects of my environment-cities, beaches, waters, mountains, woodlands, flora and the creatures that people them.
The settings morph endlessly into my textural paintings. Each of my images focuses on the conditions that surround us and affect the way we live-all the external factors influencing our lives such as light, heat, wind, movement and precipitation.
My focus recently has become my analysis of natural forms as they evolve into abstract shapes.
I paint in an impasto impressionist technique with both brush and palette knife to express immediacy, light, movement, and surface, leaving the work open to construal.
I invite the viewers’ participation and visceral interaction. I look for responsiveness to the environmental impact of the work.
Elaine majored in Fine Arts at Emmanuel College, Boston and went on to receive Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Massachusetts. Her lifelong focus has been the visual arts, as an art teacher, an art director and as a college professor.
Elaine is currently a full time artist and also works as an Educational Consultant in the Boston Area. Elaine is represented by Gallery 302 Bridgton, ME, www.gallery302.org. Elaine’s artwork can be viewed at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA as well as on the Melrose Arts www.melrosearts.com/mcmichael. She was named one of 20 Best Massachusetts Contemporary Artists in 2013 at the Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA. A member of several art associations, Elaine’s paintings have won awards and have been exhibited throughout New England and the Eastern United States. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections. Elaine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.