March 2006 - Elaine Major will exhibit this month

About the Artist
Elaine Major was born and raised in La Farge, Wisconsin – a small town surrounded by a farming community. She has lived in South Carolina, Utah, Indiana, and now Massachusetts but spent most of her adult life in Alaska. She attended universities in Wisconsin and Utah and graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science. After the opportunity to stay home and raise her two sons, she went back to obtain a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She worked as a Research Associate for 12 years studying water quality and traveled extensively throughout Alaska, appreciating the spectacular scenery while working in very remote locations. Elaine and her husband moved to Massachusetts in 2002. Elaine is currently working for a public water utility as an Environmental Compliance Manager. Elaine volunteers as a board member of the Chelmsford Art Society.

About the Art
Elaine has always had a love for art and nature and spends as much time as possible outdoors. This is likely why her watercolor paintings are almost all based on nature scenes. Much of her work is still influenced by the spectacular memories of the landscapes of Alaska and Wisconsin.
Elaine dabbled with watercolors and acrylics while in high school and college.
She took her first art class just a few years ago from a well-known Alaskan artist with a girlfriend and hasn’t stopped painting since! Her style could be described as colorful, abstract, impressionistic, and contemporary. Elaine resides in Chelmsford and can be contacted by phone at 978-455-5020 or email at elaine.major@comcast.net