Eleanor Davin

Eleanor D.

Wilmington, NC

About Eleanor D.

Eleanor teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: Within two months


I Can Teach You To Draw & Paint!

Even if you’ve never picked up a paint brush, I can teach you to draw or paint! I get great satisfaction seeing someone, who has never experienced drawing or painting, go home with their finished work of art. The proud look on their face is priceless.

People often tell me they feel they are in my artwork or standing right there. That is one of the best compliments an artist can receive. I have this fascination with the play of light on subjects and scenes that carry you off into the distance as far as the eye can see. I love drawing and painting skies, water and beautiful places. Included in my subjects you'll find portraits of people, animals, homes, seascapes and landscapes. Let me share with you the wonderful world of art!


Photos and Videos

"Fort Fisher Beach" ~ Oil On Canvas


Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Sep 1986 - Sep 2009
Xerox, IBM and General Electric

Provided Illustration and Graphic Design.


Associates Degree

Sep 1965 - Jun 1967
Canton State University of New York

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Certified Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Jun 1986
Graphic Careers, Inc.


2010 Riverfest Poster Artist

Apr 2010
Wilmington Riverfest Committee
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5 Reviews on Eleanor D.

Katy Kohut Jun 25, 2016
Oil Painting · In studio
I have had an amazing experience with Eleanor . Though I had not had previous experience with oil paint, she inspires me to never give up. I am extremely happy with the work I've created, and I could not have done it without her. Even when I make mistakes, Eleanor only treats me with kindness, and always exhibits patience, traits I very much admire. I can only say good things about my experience, and look forward to each and every lesson!
Katalina Jun 24, 2016
Painting · In studio
We are so lucky to have such a talented artist locally! I've taken other learn-to-paint classes before and they are always large and never gave me any one-on-one time. Eleanor's work is fantastic, truly professional and high-end, so taking a private or small class with her is for those who truly want to "discover" what their hidden talent may be, or even pick up a hobby for pleasure. Eleanor is so pleasant to be around and she will give you personalized attention and really make sure you create something to be proud of. I have Eleanor's work hanging in my own home and it is truly unique, stunning, and something I'm proud to show as done by a professional artist.
Audrey Jun 22, 2016
Oil Painting · In studio
I needed to start from the ground up with oil painting, and Eleanor was patient and very knowledgeable. She walked through the basics via a painting of a photo of mine we chose for appropriateness for my level. I learned many techniques over the course of my lessons that have had an empowering effect. I now feel confident in working with oils.

Something I appreciated was her self-paced approach. I never felt rushed or held back. In terms of personality, Eleanor is bright and kind. She was fantastic about keeping me focused and correcting my techniques (I liked this especially because I didn't want to start off forming bad habits). I really wanted to get a solid understanding of painting with oils that I can apply on my own, and I certainly have. In the future I hope to work with Eleanor again as I further develop my skills.
Terry Jun 21, 2016
Oil Painting · In studio
I thought I could not paint and I always wanted to. After taking a couple learn to paint art classes, I was ready to give up until I found Eleanor. Eleanor is amazing. After my first lesson with her, I knew I could do this. Her patience and expertise gave me the confidence I needed. I know I can only get better with her awesome instruction and can't wait for my next class!
Andrew Jun 21, 2016
Oil Painting · In studio
Eleanor was great!! She helped me learn at a great pace. She is very talented and very experienced. If you are looking for an awesome instructor she is who you are looking for.