Her oil paintings have an appealing imperfection about them. They are not purposefully and perfectly posed portraits. “The paintings capture a narrative of a moment in time,” she says.
Coffee, 72, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and started painting as a young girl alongside her artist mother. She attended The School of Visual Arts in New York and took medical illustration classes at Hunter College. All combined to help her create accurate anatomies of the people she portrays.
Check out Coffee’s paintings now through March 23 at the Celebration of Fine Art on the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale, or at elainecoffee.com.
5th Annual Reader Photo Contest
Avert your eyes! For our fifth annual reader photo contest, titled “Illumination,” you submitted your most blindingly beautiful images of fireworks, starlit desert flora, radiant neon and – of course – that trustiest of Sonora...
Downtown Phoenix Murals
The once-whitewashed walls of Phoenix are transforming into an open-air showcase for some of the Valley’s most dynamic artists. Forget graffiti – this is a mural revolution....
*Warning: This story contains harsh and profane language. The fearless founder of Phoenix-based pirate radio station KWFUCC goes global online while hijacking Valley airwaves. Last December, strange transmissions on the 87.9 FM frequency star...
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: “What's my favorite piece?” Lalo Cota repeats, settling in at Jobot coffeehouse in Downtown Phoenix. “The next one.” Less than a mile away, his most recent mural – depicting an iconic skeletal ...
Artist of the MonthThe buzz of chop saws mingles seamlessly with the aroma of welding gases inside a repurposed cotton mill at 13th and Jackson streets in Downtown Phoenix, and Greg Hankerson couldn’t be happier about it. ...