Brazilian by birth, Elaine spent her childhood in the suburbs of Sao Paulo. She now resides in Orange County, California, where she has lived for the last 28 years. As a self-taught artist, Elaine's paintings reflect her transition and experiences between both countries.
Elaine often works in an experimental way with different techniques. She enjoys adding texture and seeing the playful nuances of colors on her creations. "My paintings carry a small piece of me. I often change the direction of my initial thought and allow myself to experiment and take chances. Painting is where I feel free and safe to explore the world around me."