Art instruction in Wilmington, NC
Paint a seascape, landscape, animals and more! I've been painting my entire life and teach classes in oil and acrylic painting. Learn
about composition, value, color mixing, how to create depth in a painting and more! I'll walk you through step by step and paint along
with you. As artists, if we paint from our hearts as well as our heads, the end result will show. I'd like my students to feel a connection
with what they're painting such as a favorite place or pet. So, prior to class, I ask that you choose a subject meaningful to you which
will result in a keepsake to cherish and proudly hang in your home.
Art Lessons in Wilmington, NC
Eleanor, I love my oil painting
lessons. You are so determined
to let me know that I can paint.
Can't wait to start a new painting.

~ Terry Marshall
Boiling Springs, NC
"Eleanor was patient and very knowledgeable.
I learned many techniques during my lessons
that have had an empowering effect. I now feel
confident working with oils. Eleanor is bright
and kind. In the future,I hope to work with her
~ Audrey S.
Wilmington, NC
"Eleanor obviously knows her
stuff and was wonderful guiding
my teenage daughter during her
first ever lesson in painting with
oils. My daughter is so lesson!"

~ Patti M.
San Antonio, Te
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I've had an amazing experience with
Eleanor. Though I had no previous
experience with oil paint, she inspires me
to never give up. I’m extremely happy with
the work I've created and couldn't have
done it without her. I look forward to each
and every lesson."

~ Katy Kohut
Raleigh, NC
My son, Michael's drawing
skills and technique have
greatly improved since he's
been receiving Eleanor's
instruction. He finds the
lessons challenging but has
thrived under her direction.
Eleanor is a patient and kind
instructor and has helped
Michael tap into a skill which we
could not develop on our own.

Elizabeth Walters
Wilmington, NC
Please go to my contact page to request more information. As soon as I receive your inquiry, I'll email or call you so that we can discuss the painting
process and schedule a time to paint. I'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Eleanor never let me give up on
my painting. She definitely has
a way of finding the artistic side
of people. Having never painted
with oils before, I feel confident
that I can embark on my own
projects with the skills Eleanor
has taught me. I would love to
paint with her again!

~ Michelle Ly
Wilmington, NC
I selected our beach walk on Figure
Eight Island as the subject. It really is an
amazing piece of art and both my
husband and I are thrilled! I couldn't be
happier with my lessons as I now have
the skills to create my own gorgeous
works of art for years to come. I highly
recommend Eleanor as a fantastic
teacher and inspiring artistic mentor!”
~ Jennifer Andrews
as Vagas, Nevada
Eleanor is an amazing artist and
teacher. I was completely amazed
by the results of my painting under
her direction and will continue to
learn all I can from her. I have a
great time when I am there!

~ Darlene Courtemanche

Wilmington, NC
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Most of the people I've taught have never painted before. If you don't have paints or brushes, I'll start you out using mine. You'll just need to bring a
canvas and the desire to paint. After the first lesson, I'll provide a list of supplies to bring to your next lesson. A minimum two-hour lesson is necessary
the first time we meet to allow introducing you to your tools, sketching in your subject and applying the first layer of paint. After the initial lesson, you
decide how often you'd like to paint depending on your schedule and budget. The cost of painting lessons is $30Hr. It will take several lessons to
complete a painting so it is a commitment. However, if you love painting, you'll want to stay with it for awhile. You might compare it to taking piano or
guitar lessons. It would take more than one lesson to become proficient in both. If you live outside the Shallotte, NC, area, I can also come to you for an
additional charge to cover travel time.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting with Eleanor.
She was very helpful and flexible with my time
She was patient with the process of
teaching this 50+ year old beginner! I learned
about mixing color,
value, different brushes to
use and techniques. From sketching out the
initial shapes on the canvas to cleaning brushes
afterward, every session was informative,
professional and enjoyable. Eleanor is a
talented and experienced artist who skillfully
passes along her knowledge of the painting
process. Money and time well spent!

~ Donna Ratliff
, Lynchburg, Virginia
Eleanor has been a great
teacher showing how to use
color, balance, the art of telling a
story and most of all the use of
light to make a painting come
alive. She is extremely kind and
patient. She has a terrific ability
of scale and space in a painting.
I enjoy our friendship and
spending time with her.
I had not painted in four years and now have the interest of painting again
thanks to her. I am painting daily at home now and am really enjoying it.  
Her artwork is wonderful!”
~ David Pope
, Wilson, NC
My daughter had her first private
lesson with Eleanor this afternoon and
we could not be more pleased! It was a
real pleasure meeting Eleanor and
getting to see her beautiful work in

~ Kelley G
Wilmington, NC
Due to the Covid 19, I am offering private art lessons remotely from my home to yours. If you'd like to consider
painting from the comfort of your home, please email me and or send a message by filling in the
contact form. I'll
respond to you with a phone call or email to discuss how to prepare for the lessons. If you'd like to purchase a gift
certificate, you can use the PayPal button to the right. After payment, please send an email or call so arrangements
can be made to communicate with the recipient of your gift certificate. I will also customize the certificate for you at
no additional charge. Thank you.

You Can Learn To Paint!
It was a pleasure working with
Eleanor, a true artist. I had only used
acrylics and was nervous about trying
oils. She was so helpful, encouraging
and patient. I learned about color
values, color mixing, creating color
charts and even cleanup techniques.
Thank you, Eleanor for a wonderful

~ Sandy G
Holden Beach, NC
After you purchase your gift certificate
I will personalize it for you. Just call or
email me to discuss your request.