Elaine Weiner-Reed’s art focuses on unraveling the color and mystery of human emotions and behavior as experienced through her heart, mind, senses, and personal filters: as a woman, a mother, and a friend. Her creative process integrates the internal and external, the eternal and ephemeral connections that support and shape her. It is about the individual and the solitary…mingling and existing within a group dynamic or setting. Her paintings are rich with emotion and character, conveying life in all its colors, improvisations, vibrancy, and undercurrents. Sometimes a work is gritty and raw, sometimes pure or soft. Some paintings are more painful and take longer to create than others. Each begins with an idea. Weiner-Reed never rushes a painting and never creates for any other goal than her genuine need to create. She wants her work to retain and exhibit a painterly quality and never be so finished or sophisticated that it no longer shows evidence of the artist’s hand in the process.
Alternatively described as an Abstract Expressionist, Colorist, and Action Painter, Weiner-Reed acknowledges each as being correct: she is constantly evolving. Her works have been compared to the works of Pollack, De Kooning, Delancey, and De Niro Sr. While admittedly pleased at such comparisons, Weiner-Reed steadfastly continues to push herself and each medium to the limit, remaining true to her voice and abstract vision. Not only does it allow her to explore multiple creative threads, but it also allows her paintings to mature, cure, or dry. In this way, creativity is channeled and flows in a constant state as she starts on new paintings, while taking others to the next level.