Elaine Coombs

United States


Lives and works in San Francisco, California. Elaine’s paintings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in cities such 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. 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. SELECTED COLLECTIONS U.S. Department of State, Art Bank Program, Washington, DC Ritz-Carlton Highlands Hotel, Lake Tahoe, CA (3 commissions)  Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA  El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA  Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP, San Francisco, CA Deerfield Campbell LLC, Menlo Park, CA (8 x 15 ft. commissioned triptych)  Symbol Capital Ventures, San Francisco, CA (commission)  New Island Capital, San Francisco, CA LECTURES 2012 The Tree as Artist’s Muse, Artist talk and slide presentation in conjunction with the exhibition, Branching Out, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA In the Studio, Artist talk given to the graduating BFA students and faculty of Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.​ AWARDS 2011 Honorarium - In conjunction with Hang Art Projects Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 1st Place Award: Representational Category – ArtSpan Benefit Art Show & Auction, SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 Juror’s Choice Award - Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction, SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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