Elaine was born in 1980 in Aberdeen and grew up on the outskirts of the rural village of New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire.

Educated at New Aberdour Primary School followed by Mintlaw Academy, Elaine went on to study at Aberdeen College for a year before going on to Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, and Graduated in July 2003 with a Ba Hons degree in Fine Art. Her Degree show pieces focused on her interest of the figure and fashion, mixing the two areas to create contemporary illustrative pieces using a mixture of drawing and painting. The mixture of line and vivid colours generated lots of positive interest from the general public visiting the show and from representatives of various galleries.

Since then Elaine has continued to produce work still focused on her strong interest in the figure and fashion and exhibits her work through out Scotland. To find out more please browse our gallery pages and find a full list of all exhibitions past and present on the Exhibitions page.