who in her first life was a milliner, studied art and calligraphy
She is an experienced teacher who enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for calligraphy with her students. Elaine has attended and taught calligraphic courses and workshops in Australia and in Europe.
She participates regularly in exhibitions in Australia and Europe, has
had her work published,
Elaine has also gained Guild Membership of the Australian Society of Calligraphers.
works not only in traditional styles on paper and fabric, but also in
various media to create contemporary calligraphic paintings and wearables.
particularly likes to explore methods of presenting paper in ways that
are usually reserved for fabrics, for example by incorporating machine
and hand stitching.
is inspired by the artist Kandinsky who wrote,