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Westport Sketchbook. Original drawings of Westport featured weekly in WestportNow, on view at Oscars on Main Street through July.

March 4-April 10, 2010: New paintings by Elaine will be shown at the the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA. Information/More Events.

Elaine offers school visit, artist-in-residence, and other programs. Program information.

Quick Triple Portrait. Watch Elaine paint.

NEW! Store

Purchase signed books, limited edition prints, and more from the online store.

Open Sketchbook/Blog

Visit Elaine’s open sketchbook and blog, illuminara.com. Using sketchbook entries made for almost 30 years, Illuminara explores dreams, visions, signs and inner knowing.

Elaine Clayton Art

Elaine Clayton is a fine artist and children’s book author and illustrator. About Elaine.

Her fine art portfolio includes portraits, murals, studio and landscape painting, and other work. Gallery/fine art

The Georges and the JewelsElaine's most recent illustration project is The Georges and the Jewels, by Jane Smiley. She has illustrated several other books for children, including the Hamlet Chronicles series by Gregory Maguire, and her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times and elsewhere. Illustration portfolio.

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The New York Times Book Review wrote that Elaine's book, Ella’s Trip to the Museum “captures that giddy feeling of pure sensory overload that one sometimes gets when walking into a museum for the very first time.” To learn more about Elaine’s children’s books, visit the book page.