Hello. I am a visual artist and art instructor living and working in Flagstaff, Arizona.
I draw and paint from life, then interpret. I love to glide on the edge of abstraction. With the figure drawings my goal is accuracy & believability in proportion and posture. Real people, real moments.
Acrylic, gouache, and watercolor are my favorite painting media. Graphite and ink are my favorite drawing media. I find mixed media experimentation fascinating, also.
Teaching art (or, I should say, facilitating and sharing the journey) is another love. You will find me in the studios of Coconino Community College teaching Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil), Drawing I & II, and Life (Figure) Drawing. My art teaching philosophy is simple: Drawing is the foundation of all the visual arts, because drawing = seeing = knowing. Then, add the elixir of Creativity, and you've got Art (or something close.) Thrilling, isn't it?
I invite you to follow Dillingham Paintings on Facebook and Elaine Dillingham on Instagram. Many of my paintings are for sale. Contact me for more info.
Please check my News page for current workshops, exhibits, and events.
♥ Elaine Dillingham. April 2020.