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 the1980s, 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 and 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, D.C., Maryland, New York, and Connecticut. Highlights include exhibiting at the Baltimore World Trade Center in 2011 and in 2012 exhibiting in two New York shows: The Contemporary Art Fair at the Jacob Javits Center and the Parallax Art Fair in SoHo. She also exhibited at The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA., in 2012. In 2013, Eileen exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the International Vision Gallery, the Italian Embassy, and the 10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Fundraiser. 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.
Eileen’s love of art keeps her passion to create alive. The opportunities of exhibiting are 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.
Eileen’s art is available at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Savage, MD..