Elaine Hruska

An impressionist pastel artist, Hruska, drew her inspiration from the same source as the great impressionist masters...Japan. With 19th century globalization, Japanese art widely influenced many impressionist artists. Elaine’s love of Japan developed over a period of 20 years. After many visits, she began to understand and appreciate the Japanese celebration of the beauty of nature.  

Like the impressionists, through the medium of pastel, the artist records the beauty of flowers, birds and other scenes from nature with rich, vibrant colors. Like the Japanese painters, she expresses the natural cycle and inevitability of change, fundamental concepts of Shinto and Buddhism. The artist says, “I became influenced by beliefs intrinsic to Shintoism, which embraces the spiritual power and energy of nature and compels me to search for the individual spirit and personality of each tree, plant and flower.” Capturing the spirit as well as the “personality” of the landscape she is painting, Elaine’s pastels depict beauty of the deepest kind.

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  Beautiful Blues

image 18x12  framed 23x17

 pastel  $1400


            Vintage Lowcountry

24.5x19.5 image  32x27.5 framed
 pastel  $2900

    Morning Solitude

13.5x20.5 image  20x27 framed
 pastel  $1500

        Golden Reflections

24x20 image  31x27 framed

    pastel  $2500

           Reflections of Spring

20.75x16.75 image  26x22 framed

  pastel  $1700 

White Ones are My Favorite

  9x12 image  13x16 framed

 pastel  $450       


23x17 image  30x24 framed

     pastel  $2500


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