Co-Founder of ARTCHO and former art instructor, her work consists of bold interpretations of nature. Her personal art includes colorful mosaic, pastel, mixed media drawing, and acrylic painting. Her brand, Issima, looks at the ordinary and colors it to inspire your eye with original paintings, drawings, outdoor and home decor items. The works in her shop are derived from nature and her experiences in nature. Eileen uses layers and textures that appeal to the touch as well as to your eye. Her palette runs the rainbow, but veers away from the dark.
“My love of architecture found me designing my own homes, installing mosaics and tile throughout, creating furniture, both new and ‘lost’ furniture. My influences are David Hockney, Rembrandt, and Janet Fish. I have been inspired by the students I have taught over a forty year art education career.”
Eileen has exhibited her mosaics and paintings in New York, and locally at Angelo, Ix Gallery, Firefish Gallery Member, UVA, PVCC, and MLK PAC. Her work has been published in the University of Virginia’s Iris Magazine. Eileen has received many grants, including several from the Virginia Commission Of Fine Arts. She will be selling mosaic mirrors, original drawings, collage and paintings.