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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THIS is Moss Creek

19x23 image  24x28.5 framed
pastel  $2500

  Reflections of Spring

20x16 image  26.25x22.25 framed

  pastel  $1850

  Periwinkle Path

9x12 image  12.75x15.75 framed

 pastel  $625


     Vintage Lowcountry

     24x20 image  32x27
    framed pastel 


 Golden Reflections

24x20 image  31x27 framed
pastel  $2500

Little House on the Meadow

15x25 image  20x32 framed

    pastel  $1900 

 Misty River Morning

19.5x20.5 image  26.5x27.5 framed

   pastel  $1900

   Sitting Pretty

20x16 image  27.5x24.5 framed

   pastel  $1900

       Captivating Sunrise

18x24 image  25x30 framed

  pastel  $3100

Living on the Edge

24x18 image  32.5x26.5 framed
pastel  $2500


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