Elaine West

365 Drakes View Drive
Inverness, CA 94937

elaine west studio

I am drawn to both abstraction and realism, so haven’t been content to settle into one approach. The physical world is constantly providing subjects, textures, scenes and color combinations that inspire my work, whether realism or abstract. I’m drawn to many ordinary views - often including funky buildings, telephone poles, and the like, that many might overlook or not think worthy of close observation or a painting. Then there are the fleeting moments of beauty when water is reflecting a shorebird or a passing boater, and I'm drawn into the challenge of trying to “capture the light”.