Finding the Light, 2020, Watercolor, 8 x 10 inches


Elaine Parks

Colors, life, and nature inspire my art. I spend a great deal of time helping others make art happen and enabling them to shine through their images. While some of my art is cathartic, much of it comes from inspiration observing the light, the growth, the hope, and the good. I am inspired by daily walks in nature and the beautiful landscapes around me. When I create, I aim to share these experiences with others.

About the artist:

Elaine Parks has been creating art for as long as she can remember. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from American University and a M.A. in Art Therapy from George Washington University. She has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings throughout her career and uses many media in her own art. Elaine is the Program Director of the VisAbility Art Lab at VisArts, and has been with the Lab since its launch in 2015.

VisArts 2021 Faculty & Student Show


May, 2020, Charcoal and watercolor, 18 x 24 inches

Energy for the Day, 2020, Watercolor and acrylic, 4 x 6 inches