Eileen Shaloum enjoys working with a variety of subjects. Despite her varied interests, she inevitably comes back to the human figure, whether in oil or acrylic paintings, mixed media or collage. Her humanistic approach creates work that represents the powerful connections people have with one another, friendships, family, couples, mother and child.
In her paintings, the bonds people share can be seen with heads leaning toward one another, hands, arms, and legs touching or entwining, or with just a look. Her mixed media collage/paintings express her profound interest in the sorrow and heartbreak that families, particularly women and children, have to endure in our poorest and war-torn nations in situations that try to break the human spirit. Some of her pieces show women going in or out of windows as a means of escaping the troubles that consume them. Her intention is to make the viewer aware that the beauty and strength of a woman’s soul can triumph over any and all obstacles.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums, both in group and one woman shows, in New York and Florida during the past three decades. She has won many awards and is in several private collections.
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