Through her unique, mixed-media and fabric art, Eileen’s goal is to create art that evokes conversation, stimulates the imagination and engages one to feel something. From the yards of toile, to contemporary fibers, to whimsical textiles, fabric has become her colored paint on canvas.
In the 1980s Eileen worked for a company where she learned the technique of covering commercial life-sized fiberglass animals with upholstery fabric, to emulate animal skins. Not knowing then, this meticulous technique of covering objects with fabric, along with her background in painting and sculpture would combine and transform into her work today. Fabric is stretched, canvas style, over triangle, rectangular or square wooden frames, layered with intricate geometric fabric covered shapes, sometimes including embedded fabric covered faces, producing movement and three-dimensional effects.
Eileen’s work has been exhibited in galleries, public spaces and art venues located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New York and Connecticut. Highlights include, exhibiting at the Baltimore World Trade Center in 2011; 2012 New York exhibiting in two shows : The Contemporary Art Fair at the Jacob Javits Center and the Parallax Art Fair in SoHo. The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, also included in 2012.
In 2013, Washington, DC, Eileen exhibited at the International Vision Gallery, The Italian Embassy, and the 10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Fundraiser, where Eileen was one of three featured artists, chosen for her original denim fabric mixed-media piece, which was auctioned off. In 2014, one of Eileen’s most memorable solo shows exhibited 35 pieces in the Connaughton Gallery at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. One of her sales included a purchase by the University. Her highlight for 2015 was returning to New York to exhibit at Artexpo New York (Solo Division). Eileen is looking forward to all the opportunities that will cross her path in the coming years.
• “The Woven Tale Press Vol.III #6”, pages 37-45 Web Magazine, June 2015
• “The Mixed Media Artist- Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing
Artists”, pages 124 & 139. Author/artist Seth Apter, PhD
Published By North Light Books, 2013
Eileen’s love of art keeps her passion to create alive. The opportunities of exhibiting is not just a business venture to Eileen—connecting and sharing with others is beyond value and having her husband, Christian, of 34 years by her side, as her biggest fan, is too.