Eleanor Voorhees lives in a house on a hill in Lambertville, NJ with her husband and two young daughters. Eleanor studied art in Tuscany with the University of Georgia during an exchange program in 1993 while attending the University of Delaware. After being awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree by the University of Delaware in 1994, Eleanor took a job in the art department of a New York City publisher, did freelance illustrating and later, worked for architect Michael Graves...all the time dreaming of opening her own fine art studio.
While visiting Cortona, Italy in 1997 on her honeymoon she stayed in the tower of a 16th century villa in which the vaulted ceilings were covered with frescoes dating to the 1500s. She realized how they transformed the space. That’s when the idea of starting a mural painting business was born.
The Quiet Life Gallery Lambertville, NJ, Gacek Design Group, New Hope PA, House of Messina Designs, Lambertville, NJ, and participated in group shows at The Upstairs Art Gallery at The Bucks County Antique Center as well as the Prallsville Mill in Stockton, PA. Eleanor has been commissioned to show work in Designers Show Houses in Bucks County, PA, Morristown, NJ, Atlanta, GA and Princeton, NJ.
Her work has been published in various magazines and newpapers including Better Homes & Gardens, Princeton Magazine (NJ), Nouveau Magazine (New Hope, PA), Us. 1 (Princeton, NJ), Home Design (Pittsburgh, PA), The Trenton Times “At Home” Section (NJ), The Princeton Packet (NJ), Recorder Community Newspapers (NJ), Hunterdon Democrat (NJ) and the Lambertville/New Hope Beacon (NJ/PA).
Eleanor’s work has been auctioned off for many benefits including four times for the Lambertville Area Education Fund, the 2012 Lambertville Historical Society’s Plein Air Painting event at Rago Auction House and The James A. Michner Art Museum in Doyelstown, PA 2013.
Eleanor Voorhees’ fine art focuses on bucolic local scenes of the New Hope and Lambertville area as well as colorful quirky Manhattan cityscapes.