Eileen’s Bio

I was raised in Ridgewood, NJ, and had my first art lesson at the age of nine. My passion for painting grew steadily, and in 1977, I received a degree in Fine Art and Philosophy from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. I moved to Cape Cod soon after to study drawing and watercolor technique at the Cape Cod Conservatory in Barnstable, MA. I have since enjoyed a forty-year career as an artist, gallery owner, and art instructor.

In 1986, I opened the “HandCraft House”, art and gift gallery in Brewster, MA. Although I sold the business after thirty years, the new owners still feature my work. In 2020, I joined the “Eastwind Gallery” artist cooperative in Orleans, MA.

For many years I have been a painting instructor for the Nauset Continuing Education Program in Orleans. I also served on the faculty of the Cape Cod Conservatory for twelve years, and taught at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA.

The primary inspiration for my art remains as always, the incomparable beauty of Cape Cod’s natural landscape.