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. 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 they choose a subject meaningful to them which will result in a keepsake
to cherish and proudly hang in their home.
Art Lessons in Wilmington, NC
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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 again."
~ 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

~ Patti M.
San Antonio, TX
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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

~ 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 fill in the form below to request  more information. As soon as I receive your inquiry, I'll email or call you so that we can talk about the lessons
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
~ Jennifer Andrews
Wilmington, NC
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
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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 $25/Hr. 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 a little while. 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 in listing the supplies I needed, flexible
with my time schedule and 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
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
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 person!

~ Kelley G.
Due to the Covid 19 Outbreak, I am offering 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 send a message by filling
in the form below. I'll respond to you with a phone call or email to discuss how to prepare for the lessons, etc.

If you'd like to purchase a gift certificate, you can use the PayPal button to the right. After payment, please
send me an email or call so that I can set up a time to communicate with the recipient of your gift certificate.
If you'd like to send me a question, please use the form below.
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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.