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Created and Sold by Eileen Downes

Eileen Downes

Our Farmers' Treasures - Paintings

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I was commissioned to create these five large collage paintings for the Kaiser Permanente Hospital located in Vallejo, CA, USA. They depict different fruits and vegetables that are grown in the local area. The backgrounds are made from pieces of torn up local maps, so viewers can find street names or park names that bring a sense of familiarity. The rambling blue ribbon, which represents water or irrigation visually connects each piece and even extends out onto the white mattes. Our Farmers' Treasures; 54x54; Collage of Torn Magazine Papers.

Item Our Farmers' Treasures
Created by Eileen Downes
Eileen Downes
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2019
...the artist who paints with bits of torn paper for a palette.

Eileen Downes is a native of California, currently living and working out of her studio near Portland, Oregon. Always attracted to art, Eileen pursued a career in Graphic Design and Scientific Illustration working for a local Civil Engineering Firm. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Graphic Design Certificate from the University of California at Davis. She has developed a unique artistic style utilizing the mediums of collage, acrylic pouring, and specific layering techniques. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have three daughters and one granddaughter. Eileen comments upon her personal life: “It is the process of creating visually pleasing or intellectually stimulating artwork that is most personally fulfilling for me as an artist; likewise, it is the process of experiencing a creative life as a woman, wife, mother, daughter, and new grandmother that is most fulfilling for me in spirit. I thank the Lord for giving me the gift to create artwork and to share it with others.”