Eileen is a painter and teacher, deriving almost as much satisfaction from enabling others to develop latent talents for self-expression as she does from producing her own work. In her early years her main interests were portraiture, life drawing and botanical flower painting. In recent years the most significant proportion of her output has been in pastel, a medium which she loves for its ability to create vibrant pictures using complex layers of colour.
She explores her fascination with light and movement in water with many layered vibrant pastel paintings of dramatic seascapes and skies. These themes are further developed in watercolours and oils of Scottish landscapes. She has exhibited throughout Scotland and has paintings in private collections throughout Britain and also in Europe, the USA and Canada.