An Arts Guide for San Francisco's Dogpatch District
The work of artist Elaine Coombs is derived from a fascination with the rhythms, colors and patterns of the natural world. Local and national forest environments inform and inspire her luscious acrylic paintings on canvas and paper. Born in Canada in 1973, Elaine began painting and drawing at a young age, studying privately in a local painter’s studio for several years. By 1996, she had received joint degrees in the Art & Art History program at both the University of Toronto in Mississauga and Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, studying under some well known Canadian contemporary artists. After several years of travel and work abroad, Coombs moved to San Francisco in 2001 and began pursuing her art career in earnest.
Elaine’s paintings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in citiessuch as New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, and London. Her work has been seen in a number of publications: California Home + Design Magazine (2007); Studio Visit Magazine (Volumes 1 & 4, 2008); both Sierra Heritage and Art Calendar Magazine (2009). Several notable collections have acquired her paintings – the U.S. Department of State (Art Bank Program) and the Ritz Carlton Highlands Hotel in Lake Tahoe, California – as well as numerous private collectors worldwide.
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