Elinor Alexander has completed first and second year drawing and painting (tonal realism and non-representational painting) subjects, studying part time at Adelaide Central School of Art in the mid 2000s. As a geologist, Elinor is deeply interested in exploring the landscape around us scientifically and also through painting and drawing. She has studied the geology of Cambrian outcrops on Fleurieu and Yorke Peninsulas and in the Flinders Ranges and these regions also form a deep source of artistic inspiration.
She won the Merit Award for a recognisable Yorke Peninsula Subject at the 2012 Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition and was a finalist in the 2013 Fleurieu Exhibition. Elinor was a finalist in the 2016 Waterhouse with a work entitled “It was once thought oceans were so vast they could not be affected by humans”.