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Artist Eleanor McCarthy


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Eleanor Montague McCarthy is an artist/painter living in Houston, Texas.  She describes herself as a contemporary impressionist oil painter striving to apply lively colors with loose brush strokes.  She primarily paints landscapes, both in plein air and in the studio working from photographic references.  She is inspired by the scenery of Texas, Southwestern Colorado, and Europe.  Eleanor has recently begun to pursue non-representational painting and has enjoyed exploring the process of abstraction in creating new works of art.  She has added acrylic painting and mixed media application to her artworks.
 
Eleanor graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Sociology and from Southern Methodist University School of Law with a JD.  She was formerly a prosecuting attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and a contract attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
 
Eleanor began to pursue painting after her children went to college.  She has studied with Nancy Paris Pruden in Houston for the last 20 years and for two years with Arielle Masson at the Glassell School of Art. Eleanor has furthered her training with painting workshops in Texas, Colorado and Washington State under Mitch Albala, Jeanne Mackenzie, Joshua Been, LaNell Arndt,  John Lasater, Qiang Huang, Derek Penix, Julie Schumer and Adele Sypesteyn.  Her artwork has earned awards at the Houston Civic Arts Association Competition and is held in many private collections.  Eleanor’s art may be viewed currently at the Jack Meier Gallery and Boxwood Interiors, both located in Houston.
 
The artist's studio is at Sabine Street Studios, 1907 Sabine Street,  Studio 106,  Houston, Texas 77007.  
 
 
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