Born in England and trained in America, Elda is a professional artist with over 30 years experience in painting, weaving and teaching.

Elda holds a BA in English and an MA in Art from East Carolina University. In the 70s she concentrated on large textural tapestry weavings, commissioned by public and private clients, including The Royal Northern College of Music and the Duchess of Westminster.

Elda's work is in the Arts Council collection. Over the past two decades she has developed her own ink painting approach and techniques which she teaches on creative holidays abroad and workshops in the UK.