Elaine lives in a beautiful rural setting in East Tennessee. She is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her and her work often reflects the joy and connection that she feels daily with mother nature. She says that, for her, the creative process is about joy. First, there is the joy of learning. There is an ongoing learning process because each piece creates new challenges, questions to be answered and problems to be solved. Second, there is the joy in being able to spend time doing what she loves to do. Lastly, she is hopeful that her creations will bring joy to others.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and juried shows.