Elaine Despins


Over the course of years, Elaine Despins’ professional international career in animation (directing, character design and animating) has been interspersed with periods of intense passion for and activity in drawing and painting. Since 2000, she has been committed to an independent and full time studio practice.

Despins’ paintings has been shown across Canada and the US and her work can be found in private as well as public collections. She has received grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant in recognition for her work. Elaine Despins completed her European, Berlin based, master’s degree in fine arts and new media arts in the summer of 2010.

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        Le Droit. Ottawa, juillet 1964

Elaine Despins a obtenu une maîtrise internationale en beaux-arts à Berlin en 2010. Ses œuvres ont été présentées à travers le Canada et les États-Unis et elles se retrouvent dans les collections privées et corporatives. Récipiendaire des bourses du Conseil des arts du Canada et de la fondation internationale Elizabeth Greenshields, sa pratique en atelier comprend principalement, la peinture à l’huile, le fusain et le pastel.