About The Artist

I've been an artist just about my entire life. As a young girl I was always drawing or painting. One day while looking for something in the garage, I came across a wooden box filled with oil paints. The paints were old and used, but all those fabulous colors looked like gems to me. My father said the paints belonged to my grandmother and then gave them to me. At the age of 16, with the addition of a few more tubes of color, that was the beginning of my career as an artist. That same year I sold my first commissioned portrait.

I painted every chance I could. Later in life, I decided to return to college to pursue graphic design and studio art. This led to some wonderful experiences as a technical illustrator and graphic designer working for corporations including Xerox, IBM, General Electric and Art Director for a children's museum in North Carolina. Even though I worked in the advertising art field, I never stopped painting and I have over fifty years experience as a fine artist.​

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A painting brings the subject to life and it's a way for me to interpret a small part of the beauty in this world. I enjoy painting in several mediums including oil, pastels and watercolor. People often tell me they feel they are in my paintings or standing right there. This is one of the best compliments an artist can receive. I have a fascination with the play of light on subjects and scenes that carry you into the distance as far as the eye can see. I particularly enjoy painting skies, water and places that inspire. For me, painting is very therapeutic and has helped me through some difficult times in my life. I thank God every day for this gift. Included in my subjects you'll find portraits of people, animals, homes, seascapes and landscapes. I'm happy to say my art is enjoyed by clients in the US and abroad. If you'd like to commission a painting as a one-of-a-kind keepsake, please Contact Me or send an email to: eleanor@davinstudios.com.

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2021

Online Private Painting Lessons and Commissioned Art ~ Ongoing

Brawner Art Gallery

 

2020

Brawner Art Gallery

Private Oil Painting Lessons ~ Paint Party Workshops at Brunswick          County Senior Centers

 

2019

Private art classes in Shallotte, NC.

 

2018

Hurricane Florence brought it's challenges in 2018 and painting

classes were put on hold.

 

2017

Art For The Masses ~ UNCW ~ November 2017

Red Cabin painting chosen to appear in movie Daddy's Home II

Canines For Service in Wilmington, NC ~ Online Auction

Instructor ~ Private Art Lessons ~ In-home painting workshops

 

2016

Art For The Masses ~ UNCW November 2016

ARTfall  ~ October 2016

Wrightsville Beach Magazine ~ Oct. Issue ~ Women's Art

  Guild Article

Better Living Magazine  ~ March 2016 ~Pet Portrait Article

Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Volunteer ~ Graphic Design

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC

 

2015

NCIS New Orleans ~ Art featured in Nov. 2015 Series on CBS

Art For The Masses at UNCW, Wilmington

NC Pretty In Pink Foundation Silent Auction ~ Raleigh, NC

The Colors Of Summer ~ Tickled Pink Art Show ~ August 2015

Silver Arts Show, Artworks in Wilmington, NC

New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Arboretum Show

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC​

2014

Art For The Masses, November 2014

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC

Artscapes Gallery, Independence Mall, Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Art Association - Member

Pretty In Pink Foundation, Graphic Designer, Volunteer, Wilmington,

NC State of the Art/Art of the State Exhibit ~ Cameron Art Museum

NC Adopt-An-Angel Fur Ball Silent Auction

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill & Greenville

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Silent Auction

Secret Garden Tour ~ Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

 

2013

Wilmington Living Magazine ~ March/April Featured Cover Artist

Sweet Nectar's Florist and Gallery ~ Solo Art Show April, 2013

Cape Fear Academy Holiday Market, November 2013

River Art ~ The Arts Council of Wilmington, September 2013

Earth Inspired Exhibit, Hannah Block Center, Wilmington, NC

Harbor Island Arts exhibit at the Arboretum in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show

Golden Gala Silent Auction, Roswell, GA

CARE Coastal Animal Rescue 2nd Annual Benefit for Homeless              Animals Silent Auction

 

2012

Art For The Masses ~ UNCW, Wilmington,

NC Arts Council of Wilmington, NC ~ Exhibiting Artist

Art In The Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

Landfall Foundation Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show

Chow Chow Rescue of Central NY Silent Auction

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Silent Auction, Raleigh, NC

Pretty In Pink Foundation Silent Auction, Raleigh, NC

Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Featured Artist in Spring 2012 Newsletter

Pink Ribbon Project Silent Auction, Wilmington, NC

2011

Start Art Instructor, Jerry's Artarama, Raleigh, NC

Pretty In Pink Foundation, Graphic Designer, Volunteer, Wilmington

Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Featured Artist in Summer,

   2011 Newsletter

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show

Art in the Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

State of the Art/Art of the State at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington

Landfall Foundation Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmington, NC

7th Annual Mostly Bluegrass Spring Festival, Holden Beach, NC

Salty Paws Festival, Carolina Beach, NC

Jazz and Art Event at Duplin Winery, Rose Hill, NC

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Silent Auction, Wilmington, NC

 

2010

Official Riverfest Artist - 2010

Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show

Member of Wilmington Art Association

 

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