about elaine cole-kerr


Elaine was born and raised in Westmore, where the mountain top view of Lake Willoughby inspired her painting. Works include portraits of animals and friends and depict landscapes and sights familiar to residents of the NEK.

A self-taught artist, Elaine enjoys working in a number of mediums including pencil, watercolor, oils and acrylics. Familiar scenes presented by the artist move from the common-place to the extraordinary. Many of her frames are designed and created by her husband, Rod Kerr. Says Cole Kerr, "My husband not only makes the beautiful frames but has helped me build my business and is very supportive."

Following a brief retirement from painting, Elaine returned to share her talents, creating scenes on not only canvas, but also barn board and glass. Cole Kerr was recently the featured artist at Copley Hospital Morrisville. She has also exhibited in other venues in our area, including a display at Greensboro Free Library.

The artist's works call to mind painting by "Grandma Moses," Ralph Cahoon and Martha Cahoon, whose artworks have been associated with the "primitive" school of painting. Follow Cole Kerr Originals on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest offerings, or e-mail ColeKerrOriginals@yahoo.com!