Downes is a Northern California collage painter. Always attracted to art,
Eileen first pursued a career in graphic design and scientific illustration
working for a local civil engineering firm. She earned a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a
Graphic Design Certificate from the University of California at Davis.
has developed a unique artistic style utilizing the medium of collage and
specific layering techniques. She married her high school sweetheart, and
they have three daughters. Her work
is in private and corporate collections across the US, and can be found in
the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas and the Musee Du ArtColle in
Eileen comments upon her personal life: "It is
the process of creating visually pleasing or intellectually stimulating
artwork that is most personally fulfilling for me as an artist; likewise, it
is the process of experiencing a creative life as a woman, wife, mother, and
daughter that is the most fulfilling for me in spirit. I thank the Lord for
giving me the gift to create artwork and to share it with others."