Co-Founder of ARTCHO and former Art Instructor, her work is bold interpretations found in nature. Her personal art includes colorful pastel, mixed media drawing, acrylic painting and mosaic. “Issima”, her brand 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, 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 NY and locally at Angelo, Ix Gallery, Firefish Gallery Member, UVA, PVCC, MLK PAC, and 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. Her workshop, MasterGrams is free and starts at 2pm in the Make & Take tent inside.