Self-Portrait made from hierloom family photos and sentimental letters.
Eileen Downes is a native of California. Always drawn to art, Eileen pursued a career in graphic design and scientific illustration working for a 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 medium of collage and specific layering techniques. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have three daughters and two granddaughters. 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, grandmother, and daughter that is the most fulfilling for me in spirit. I thank the Lord for giving me the gift to create artwork and the courage to share it with others."