"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
Eileen was born in the Middle of Nowhere, Ohio in 1990. She has always been an artist, developing a love for fountain pens at an early age and coming to the conclusion in kindergarten that it might be wiser to train both hands to draw. She had heard adults talk about a spooky thing called ‘arthritis’.
During her freshman year of college in 2009 Eileen began having seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Creating art helped tremendously in the grief process. In 2014 Eileen earned her BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design and they’ve been painting ever since.
Some of Eileen’s paintings come from sketches, the ideas growing from simple lines. Some of the painted scenes and shapes mutate on their own, just from colors. The commonality is expression; inner thoughts and feelings channeled through color onto a surface. The sketches themselves come from dreams and conversations. Some of her pieces are ideas that have ruminated for months or years. Others happened in a flash.
Eileen wants what most artists want; respect for their hard work and beautiful spaces for their art to live in.
Any of the art that you see may have since been painted over, traded, donated, given away, eaten, burned or destroyed.