Raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Eileen had her first painting lesson when she was nine. Her interest in art grew steadily, and in 1977 she received a degree in Fine Art and Philosophy from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.
Eileen moved to Cape Cod soon after graduation and studied drawing and watercolor technique at the Cape Cod Conservatory in Barnstable, MA. She has since enjoyed a forty-year career as an artist, gallery owner, and art instructor.
In 1986, she opened the “HandCraft House”, art and gift gallery in Brewster, MA. Although Eileen sold the business after thirty years, the current owners still feature her work. She joined the “Eastwind Gallery” artist cooperative in 2020.
For many years Eileen has been an art instructor for the Nauset Continuing Education Program in Orleans. She also served on the faculty of the Cape Cod Conservatory for twelve years, and taught at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA.
The incomparable beauty of Cape Cod’s natural landscape has always been the primary focus and inspiration for her art.