Eileen was born and raised in the beautiful
Inyan Kara area of the Black Hills. She left for seventeen years to
pursue an education and short career as an architect. Then the magic of
Wyoming called her back. She now lives in the house that she drew her
first drawings in. She lives with her husband Tom and two of their three
kids on the family ranch between Sundance and Upton, Wyoming. Their
oldest daughter Brenna graduated from college with a degree in art
education in 2010. Brenna and her husband Emmanuel made Tom and Eileen
grandparents in January 2011 with a beautiful baby girl.
Some of Eileen's most prestigious awards include; The
Artist's magazine finalist 2007 and 2011; six Paint America Juror's
Choice awards; International Artist magazine finalist three times,
October/November 2009, second place April/May issue 2010 and April/May
2011; drawing in the book Strokes of Genius volume II, and the Colored
Pencil Society of America - Explore This! 6 (2010) Award of Exceptional
Merit and Explore This! 8 (2012) Legion Paper award.
Eileen has earned Signature status with the Colored
Pencil Society of America (CPSA) as well as a five year award andThe
Colored Pencil Society of America Explore this! signature status (CPX).
She is also very proud to be one of the first two to have reached
Signature Status - Master Circle with Paint America in 2008 (PAA-M).