Elinor Holmes was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario. After living and working in the Cambridge area for fifteen years, she moved to Southampton in 1972.
Elinor has always had a strong interest in art and a desire to create art, but, like many, because of work and family obligations, was unable to pursue her interests until later in life. When the opportunity presented itself for her to devote more time to her passion for art, she quickly did so. Elinor took many classes and also studied privately with some of our leading art teachers.
Elinor paints portraits with soft pastels. She has chosen to experiment with encaustic medium, i.e. hot bees wax and oil paint for her other works.
Elinor finds inspiration for her art in our world and the people around us.