After a career that saw her do everything from selling Ferraris to designing corporate earthquake recovery plans, Elaine finally decided it was time to return to her true passion. She began studying with Robert Cunningham, a former Artist-in- residence at the Getty Museum. Since then, Elaine has received numerous commissions for sculpted and pencil portraits. Her work was accepted into the Smithsonian National Portrait Competition for the opening of the new portrait gallery. She was the featured “Emerging Artist” on PBS White House Chronicles.