I've been an artist just about my entire life. As a young girl I was always drawing or painting. One day
while looking for something in the garage, I came across a wooden box filled with oil paints. The
paints were old and used, but all those fabulous colors looked like gems to me. My father told me the
paints belonged to my grandmother and said I could have them. At the age of 16, with the addition of
a few more tubes of color, that was the beginning of my career as an artist. That same year I sold my
first commissioned portrait.

I painted every chance I could. Later in life, I decided to return to college to pursue graphic design
and studio art. This led to some wonderful experiences as a technical illustrator and graphic
designer working for corporations including Xerox, IBM, General Electric and Art Director for a
children's museum in North Carolina. Even though I worked in the advertising art field, I never
stopped painting and I have over fifty years experience as a fine artist.
About The Artist, Eleanor Davin
2021
Online Private Oil Painting Lessons and Commissioned Art ~ Ongoing
Brawner Art Gallery

2020
Brawner Art Gallery
Private Oil Painting Lessons ~ Paint Party Workshops at Brunswick County
Senior Centers

2019
Private art classes in Shallotte, NC.

​2018
Hurricane Florence brought its challenges in 2018 and painting classes were
put on hold.

2017
Art For The Masses ~ UNCW ~ November 2017
Red Cabin painting chosen to appear in the movie Daddy's Home II
Canines For Service in Wilmington, NC ~ Online Auction
Painting Instructor ~ Private Art Lessons ~ In-home painting workshops

2016
Art For The Masses ~ UNCW November 2016
ARTfall  ~ October 2016
Wrightsville Beach Magazine ~ Featured in Women's Art Guild Article
Cape Fear Living Magazine ~ Art featured in September 2016 Issue
WAG ~ Member, Women's Art Guild of Wilmington, NC
Better Living Magazine  ~ Pet Portrait Article
Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Volunteer ~ Graphic Design
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC

2015
NCIS New Orleans ~ Art featured in Nov. 2015 Series on CBS
Art For The Masses at UNCW, Wilmington
NC Pretty In Pink Foundation Silent Auction ~ Raleigh, NC
The Colors Of Summer ~ Tickled Pink Art Show ~ August 2015
Silver Arts Show, Artworks in Wilmington, NC
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Arboretum Show and Sale
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC

2014
Art For The Masses, November 2014
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wilmington, NC
Artscapes Gallery, Independence Mall, Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Art Association - Member
Pretty In Pink Foundation, Graphic Designer, Volunteer, Wilmington,
NC State of the Art/Art of the State Exhibit ~ Cameron Art Museum
NC Adopt-An-Angel Fur Ball Silent Auction
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill & Greenville
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Silent Auction
Secret Garden Tour ~ Artists sponsored by Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

2013
Cape Fear Academy Holiday Market, November 2013
River Art ~ The Arts Council of Wilmington, September 2013
Earth Inspired Exhibit, Hannah Block Center, Wilmington, NC
Harbor Island Arts exhibit at the Arboretum in Wilmington, NC
Sweet Nectar's Florist and Gallery ~ Solo Art Show April, 2013
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show
Wilmington Living Magazine ~ March/April Featured Cover Artist
Golden Gala Silent Auction, Roswell, GA
CARE Coastal Animal Rescue Annual Benefit for Homeless Animals Silent
Auction

2012
Art For The Masses ~ UNCW, Wilmington,
NC Arts Council of Wilmington, NC ~ Exhibiting Artist
Art In The Arboretum, Wilmington, NC
Landfall Foundation Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show
Chow Chow Rescue of Central NY Silent Auction
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Silent Auction, Raleigh, NC
Pretty In Pink Foundation Silent Auction, Raleigh, NC
Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Featured Artist in Spring 2012 Newsletter
Pink Ribbon Project Silent Auction, Wilmington, NC

2011
Start Art Instructor, Jerry's Artarama, Raleigh, NC
Pretty In Pink Foundation, Graphic Designer, Volunteer, Wilmington, NC
Pretty In Pink Foundation ~ Featured Artist in Summer 2011 Newsletter
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show
Art in the Arboretum, Wilmington, NC
State of the Art/Art of the State at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
Landfall Foundation Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmington, NC
7th Annual Mostly Bluegrass Spring Festival, Holden Beach, NC
Salty Paws Festival, Carolina Beach, NC
Jazz and Art Event at Duplin Winery, Rose Hill, NC
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Silent Auction, Wilmington, NC

2010
Official Riverfest Artist - 2010
Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Art Show
Member of Wilmington Art Association
Images Courtesy of IMDb
http://www.imdb.com
Paintings Used In TV and Movies
2010 Riverfest Poster Artist
"Wrightsville Beach  Magazine"
Featured in Women's Art Guild Article
"Azaleas" ~ Selected for cover of
Wilmington Living Magazine.
"Better Living Magazine"
Featured in Pet Portrait Article
A painting brings the subject to life and it's a way for me to interpret a small part of the beauty in this world. I enjoy painting in several
mediums including oil, pastels and watercolor. People often tell me they feel they are in my paintings or standing right there. I believe
this is one of the best compliments an artist can receive. I have a fascination with the play of light on subjects and scenes that carry you
off into the distance as far as the eye can see. I particularly enjoy painting skies, water and places that inspire. For me, painting is very
therapeutic and has helped me through some difficult times in my life. I thank God every day for this gift.

Included in my subjects you'll find portraits of people, animals, homes, seascapes and landscapes. I'm happy to say my art is enjoyed by
clients in the US and abroad. If you'd like to commission a painting as a one-of-a-kind keepsake, please contact me at
(910) 795-7425
or send an email to:
eleanor@davinstudios.com.
Previous Page - Pricing Page
Next Page - Contact The Artist
Shallotte, NC  28470
Phone:  910-795 -7425
email: eleanor@davinstudios.com