Elaine grew up in Kansas and was drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She took lots of art classes. Schools included Kansas University and Fort Hays State University where she earned a BA in art therapy. As life happens, Elaine became entrenched in the working world and her art became a hobby that she secretly felt was always so much more.

In 2000, after going to an open studio event in Kansas City, Elaine talked with an artist who encouraged her to join a local art group. The first workshop she attended was in pastels. It was love at first “touch” and began taking classes in 2001. Gaining skill and confidence led to entering juried shows. Elaine is a member of the Mid America Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America and American Women Artist.

Elaine Lierly Jones